Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Wood 1980's Botteling 43% NV

€ 702,50 (ex Vat)
850,03 (in Vat)
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Distillery Macallan
Bottler OB
Serie Sherry Wood
Bottled for Levert & Schudel Bv Holland
Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date 1980s
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 12
Cask Type Sherry Wood
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 43
Volume 0,75
Condition In Original Box, Slightly damaged box flap
Label Slightly Bin stained

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BOW (89)

A Vintage Whisky of Timeless Excellence

When it comes to iconic Scotch whisky distilleries, Macallan stands tall among the very best. Known for its commitment to craftsmanship and the art of maturation, Macallan has consistently produced whiskies of exceptional quality. Among its esteemed releases, the Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Wood 1980's Botteling 43% stands as a testament to the distillery's legacy of excellence. In this article, we delve into the captivating characteristics and rich history of this vintage whisky.

A Legacy of Distinction:
Macallan distillery, nestled in the heart of Speyside, Scotland, has a history that dates back to 1824. Throughout the years, Macallan has been synonymous with superior quality and unparalleled craftsmanship. The Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Wood 1980's Botteling 43% represents a whisky crafted during a decade that is often regarded as one of the distillery's most exceptional periods. This bottling captures the essence of Macallan's dedication to producing whiskies of extraordinary character.

Sherry Wood Maturation:
One of Macallan's hallmarks is its commitment to maturing whiskies in the finest sherry casks. The Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Wood 1980's Botteling 43% is a testament to this tradition. The whisky has been matured exclusively in sherry-seasoned oak casks, which impart a distinct richness and depth of flavor. The result is a whisky that boasts luscious notes of dried fruits, warm spices, and a subtle hint of oak, creating a harmonious symphony of flavors on the palate.

Vintage Elegance:
The Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Wood 1980's Botteling 43% represents a whisky from a bygone era, capturing the essence of the 1980s. This vintage expression showcases Macallan's expertise in crafting whiskies that stand the test of time. Each sip transports you back to a period when whisky enthusiasts revered the distinctive character and elegance found in every drop of Macallan.

Matured to Perfection:
With a minimum age statement of 12 years, this whisky has had ample time to develop its complex flavors and aromas. The extended maturation period allows the whisky to mellow and integrate its various components, resulting in a smooth and sophisticated drinking experience. The 43% ABV contributes to a well-rounded profile, offering a balanced and enjoyable journey through layers of flavor.

Collectability and Rarity:
The Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Wood 1980's Botteling 43% holds significant appeal for collectors and enthusiasts alike. As a vintage bottling from the 1980s, it represents a piece of whisky history that is increasingly sought after. Its rarity adds to its allure, making it a prized addition to any whisky collection or a special gift for whisky connoisseurs.

The Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Wood 1980's Botteling 43% is a whisky that embodies the legacy of Macallan's commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and sherry wood maturation. With its captivating flavors, vintage elegance, and collectability, it offers a remarkable whisky experience that showcases the distillery's enduring excellence. Whether savored on its own or shared with fellow enthusiasts, this vintage expression of Macallan is a testament to the art of whisky-making and a celebration of the timeless appeal of Scotch whisky. Raise a glass and savor the exquisite flavors of Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Wood 1980's Botteling 43%.

Serge Valentin (89)

Colour: amber. Nose: this popular old version is in a completely different league, with the typical sherry notes upfront as well as the same kind of grassiness as in the 7, only much more refined and elegant. Whiffs of old books (no mouldiness, though) and then old roses and high-end perfume (your pick). A lady’s perfume of course. Quite some smoke again, much more smoke than in recent bottlings for sure. Coal stove. Beautiful nose. Mouth: oh yes, this is nice whisky. It’s not very big but complex and kind of ‘antiquated’, with some sweet/leathery notes, crystallised orange zests, marmalade, Indian soft spice mix (we’ll spare you the maltoporn here), deep-roasted coffee, praline, herbal tea (a mix again)… Beautiful palate, very complex. Many whisky lovers came to maltmania with this one – no wonder! Finish: medium long but still complex, maybe a little more ‘toasted’ and smoky. Comments: utterly classic and classy.

Macallan - 12 Years Old Sherry Wood 1980's Botteling 43% NV

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