Macallan 12 Years Old Double Cask 40% NV
|Bottled for||United States Market|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||American & European Sherry Seasoned Oak|
|Condition||In Original Container|
Gal Granov (83)
Nose : Rather restrained at first with only a bit of sherry influence, apples, orange marmalade, and a tiny bit of rubber, and candied ginger, with a sweet note, honeyed cereal,sour notes too.
Palate: More sherry influence here with dried fruit mainly sultana, caramelized apple, and baking spices such as cinnamon, ginger powder and clove. Honey sweetness and ripe orange, chocolate more towards the bitter kind… And then oak.
Finish : Oak, dark chocolate and caramel with a salty edge.
Conclusion: This is a fine whisky, and frankly it was better than I had anticipated. Although it not as good as the 12 sherry oak, it is well made, very enjoyable, and the sherry notes are there, with a good balanced profile. I feel that Macallan fans will be happy with the result, and this will indeed be a popular Xmas present for fans of the brand