|In Original Container
Colour: dark straw. They really didn’t exaggerate with caramel – or let’s assume they didn’t use caramel at all. Good! Nose: a little more closed than the 25yo, but pretty much in the same league. Ginger, orange peel, honey… They might well have used more sherry casks in this one. Curiously, the 30 yo is also more spirity, even a little harsher than the 25yo. Some very nice hints of lavender crème – like the one they serve you in Provence. Oh, after a few minutes, it gets more and more complex, and not too woody in any way. I really like it. Mouth: ouch, now it's a little too woody for my tastes right at the start, but then it gets much more balanced, and much bolder than the 25yo. It gets even richer and richer, which is great news considering the most recent Macallan bottlings – the Replicas and all that. The wood keeps on talking, but it’s some nice wood. Gets dusty, your tongue sticks to your palate. Lots of spices emerge, certainly from the wood: clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, white pepper… Interesting, even if a little tiring. The finish is the longest, but it’s still not too long. Let’s rate this one just like the 25yo: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!
Macallan 30 Years Old Fine Oak: A Masterpiece in a Blue Box
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