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We used to follow the 15 and then the 18 over the years, and I remember we used to believe that ‘anything distilled after 1970 was not the same anymore’. Which became 1975. Then 1980. Then 1985… Having said that, I had formally tried the 1984 (WF 85) and the 1986 (WF 88), but never the 1985. How strange, let’s remedy that unbearable situation! Colour: amber. Nose: we were silly, this is perfect sherry, raisiny, sweet and rounded, with tarte tatin, crème brulée, and assorted preserved fruits. Especially peaches and apricots, which are never completely absent from these styles. Then the expected menthol, the very, hugely discreet smokiness, and the meaty touches. Say ham stewed in a honey sauce. RU hungry yet? Mouth: really much sweeter than I remembered, full of raisins, with echoes of the extremely thick Gran Reservas. If you ever stained your shirt with any of those, you could just throw it away! Anyway, this little 18 is sweet and cool, but it’s a little, say vulgar because of the rather excessive sweetness. Mind you, it’s almost Diplomatico. Quite. Finish: medium, sweet, loaded with all raisins ever created either by God or the geneticists. Comments: I know these slightly boneless Macs now go for quite a lot of money, but really, that’s very silly. IMHO.
Macallan 1985 Vintage: A Timeless Delight of Sherry Cask Mastery
In the realm of whisky, certain bottles hold a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts. One such delight is the Macallan 1985 Vintage 18 Years Old Sherry Cask. Distilled in 1985 and bottled in 2003, this exceptional expression is a testament to the art and craftsmanship required to create a truly remarkable whisky.
At 43% ABV, Macallan 1985 Vintage 18 Years Old Sherry Cask pays homage to the traditional methods of whisky production. This whisky has been meticulously matured in sherry oak casks, imparting rich and complex flavors that are characteristic of Macallan's mastery.
The influence of the sherry casks is evident in the whisky's deep, amber hue. From the moment you pour a dram, the aroma envelops your senses with notes of dried fruits, warm spices, and subtle hints of oak. It is a sensory journey that prepares you for the tasting experience that awaits.
On the palate, Macallan 1985 Vintage 18 Years Old Sherry Cask unfolds with elegance and refinement. Layers of flavor emerge, including luscious raisins, dark chocolate, and a subtle nuttiness. The sherry influence provides delightful sweetness and enhances the whisky's complexity, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.
The finish is long and satisfying, with lingering notes of dried fruits and a gentle warmth that invites contemplation. Each sip reveals new depths of flavor, showcasing the meticulous maturation process and the quality of the sherry oak casks used.
Macallan 1985 Vintage 18 Years Old Sherry Cask is truly a collector's item, cherished by whisky connoisseurs and enthusiasts around the world. Its limited availability and historical significance make it a precious possession for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Whether you are a seasoned whisky connoisseur or an adventurous flavor explorer, Macallan 1985 Vintage 18 Years Old Sherry Cask offers an opportunity to savor a piece of whisky history. Immerse yourself in the splendor of this classic whisky and delve into the heritage of Macallan and the art of maturing in sherry oak casks.