Macallan 12 Year Old

Macallan is a distillery from the Speyside of Scotland. The bottle is matured in Sherry Casks from Jurez, Spain. It is an unpeated scotch. The company no longer sells the 12 Year Old and have replaced it with a new line called the 1824 Series. This Macallan 12 Year Old is considered an approachable scotch to try. There is also a Fine Oak variant of this scotch bottled at 10 years old.

Bought this bottle from Herbs N Food for RM 335. It is bottled at 40% ABV, 700ml. Nosing/tasting done in a Glencairn glass.

Nose: Leather, Wood, Ripe Blackberries, Dried Orange Skin
Taste: Smooth, creamy, vanilla, spicy
Finish: Pleasant, no burn, slight spicy after taste
Score: 70/100

This is a great drink but I didn’t find it interesting. Especially compared to the Glenfeddich 12. It’s just too bland and straight forward for my tastes. I’ve been wanting to taste the Macallan 12 ever since my interest in Scotch grew but it was a let down. I haven’t really been exposed to a wide variety of scotches yet, so I’m really unsure what Sherry tastes or smells like. I’m guessing its the sweet wood smell I’m getting. I’m really hopping my bottle was bad (or maybe my palate isn’t experienced enough), so I’ll definitely give it a second try when I get the chance.