Macallan 10 Fine oak is like the Bud Lite of Scotch (If bud light was priced like a craft brew). I’ve found Mac 10 at Applebees to put this in perspective. I wanted to write up some formal notes on it just to put things in perspective for myself.
Price: $50 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Macallan / Edrington Group
Aged For: 10 Years
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Cask Type: Spanish sherry, American bourbon, and American oak sherry
Chill Filtered: Yes
Color Added: No
Color: Light gold
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Honeycomb, vanilla, malt, oats, frosting, and gentle oak.
Taste: Watery, more honey, vanilla, and barley. Very simple, no complexity.
Finish: Short and gentle, a vanilla biscuit flavor.
Thoughts: It’s short, light, easy to drink, and a snoozer.
Score: 73 out of 100