Macallan 18 Years Old Fine Oak purple border 43% NV

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Distillery Macallan
Bottler OB
Serie Fine Oak
Bottled for
Distilled date Undisclosed
Bottling date 2008
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 18
Cask Type Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Cask Number Bottlecode L0822E L10
Alcohol percentage 43
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Box, slightly damaged, lower filling
Label Perfect
Stock 0

Professional reviews

Serge Valentin (80)

Colour: straw – yes again, all four, 10, 12, 15 and 18 yo show almost the same colour. Nose: ah, quite a different class this time. It’s much more expressive, although in the same vein as the 15yo. It’s woody right from the start, with old books and cocoa powder mixed with some flowers, not unlike the 10 yo (violet, lily, lilac). Hints of sherry and milk caramel, vanilla fudge, orange. Not bad at all. Mouth: sweet but extremely woody. Rum, raisins, vanilla, fruitcake, cocoa… Some fresh fruit too (apple). Again, the finish isn’t very long but quite woody. This one really makes me think of some rum from La Réunion. It’s good whisky, but again, like last time, I get the feeling it’s really far from the older 18 yo – whichever the vintages. But I’ll taste the new ‘sherry’ 18 yo very, very soon. Why not do a HtoH tasting with this ‘Fine Oak’? Good idea, stay tuned!

BOW (85)

An Exquisite Masterpiece: Macallan 18 Years Old Fine Oak, Purple Border Edition

Macallan is renowned for its exceptional whiskies, and the Macallan 18 Years Old Fine Oak, Purple Border Edition is no exception. This beautiful expression is a masterpiece in itself, embodying the unique style and quality that Macallan is known for.

The first thing that catches the eye is the purple border around the label. This addition gives the bottle an extra touch of elegance and exclusivity, making it a sought-after choice among whisky collectors and enthusiasts.

The Macallan 18 Years Old Fine Oak was bottled in 2007 and has an alcohol percentage of 43%. Over the course of 18 years, this whisky has matured in a carefully selected combination of bourbon and sherry casks. This double cask maturation process adds a complex layering of flavors to the whisky, resulting in an unforgettable drinking experience.

When pouring a glass of Macallan 18 Years Old Fine Oak, Purple Border Edition, you are greeted with a warm, golden color that reflects the craftsmanship and maturation of the whisky. The nose is indulged with a refined blend of aromas. Sweet vanilla and honey are accompanied by subtle hints of citrus, toasted oak, and a touch of spice.

With the first sip, the Macallan 18 Years Old Fine Oak reveals its full character. The taste buds are treated to a harmonious combination of flavors. Smooth vanilla and caramel are accentuated by notes of ripe peaches, juicy apricots, and a hint of spicy oak. The interplay of the bourbon and sherry influences creates a perfectly balanced whisky with a silky texture.

The finish of the Macallan 18 Years Old Fine Oak is long-lasting and satisfying. The flavors fade slowly, leaving behind hints of dried fruits, warm spices, and a subtle sweetness. It is a delight to experience each sip and discover the nuances of this beautiful whisky.

The Macallan 18 Years Old Fine Oak, Purple Border Edition, is not only a whisky of extraordinary quality but also a standout in any collection. The combination of refined flavors, craftsmanship, and exclusive edition status makes it a sought-after choice among whisky lovers.

Whether you are an experienced whisky connoisseur or new to the world of single malts, the Macallan 18 Years Old Fine Oak, Purple Border Edition, offers an invitation to savor a masterpiece of taste and craftsmanship. It is a whisky that stimulates the senses and leaves a lasting impression.

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