Macallan 18 years 1995 Sherry Oak

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Macallan 18 years 1995 Sherry Oak
  • Macallan 18 years 1995 Sherry Oak
  • Macallan 18 years 1995 Sherry Oak

Macallan 18 years 1995 Sherry Oak

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

BottlerDistillery bottling
Distillery / brandMacallan
RangeSherry Oak
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol43%
Age18 years
Distilled1995
Cask typeSherry Oak Casks
Flavour ProfilesMature and complex
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€ 1.143,96

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Tasting notes by Serge Valentin (WhiskyFun.com) 89/100

THE classic. Not too sure if this line's been now discontinued or if they'll keep making them. Mind you, a genuine age, a genuine vintage and some genuine sherry casks from Jerez!

Colour: dark amber.

Nose: I don’t know how to put this, but this baby feels like home. What strikes first is a combination of juicy sultanas with orange marmalade and a new pack of eucalyptus drops, which makes it kind of wider than the usual sherry monster, whether coffeeish or Chrismassy. Then we have a little menthol, prunes, some chocolate and ganache, ultra-ripe bananas and a curious yet lovely feeling of curry powder with coconut milk and ginger. Kerala style?

Mouth: it’s rather drier than expected, certainly big, very full, very rich and then ultra-raisiny, that is to say that it’s becoming sweeter indeed. Then more chocolate and touches of coffee, a wee spiciness again (mole sauce?) and the faintest traces of new oak. It’s actually not very ‘wide’ and rather pretty compact and ‘focussed’, but that works perfectly. Finish: rather long, maybe a notch oaky now, quite dry this time, with some bitter chocolate and a little mustard. The aftertaste is quite oaky.

Comments: a sure bet. I think some vintages from the 1980s have been rather below par, but the recent ones are certainly up there again.

SGP:551 - 89 points.

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Macallan 18 years 1995 Sherry Oak

Macallan 18 years 1995 Sherry Oak

€ 1.299,95-12%
€ 1.143,96

(0% vat)

In stock