Macallan 12 Sherry Oak

Macallan 12 Sherry Oak

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Macallan 12 Sherry Oak

Country – Region: Scotland – Speyside
Distillery: Macallan
Type: Single Malt
Age: 12
Barrel: Sherry
ABV: 43%
Proof: 86
Price: $70

Nose: Raisins and figs are the first noticeable aromas. Floral notes and tropical fruits join  with oak spices. Newer bottles has more burn on the nose.

Palate: Creamy texture has sweet spices with Sultanas with a jammy taste.

Finish: Winter spices like nutmeg and cinnamon blends into oaky character to an everlasting finish.

There is a lot to talk about The Macallan and its past, present and future. I wrote my first tasting notes for Macallan 12 Sherry Oak in 2016, now as I revisited it in August 2020, I wanted to add more comments.

Macallan has always been the leader of whisky style that was matured in Sherry casks for decades. They made incredible whiskies like Macallan 7 and Macallan 18 Sherry Oak

My thoughts on the Macallan 12 year old Sherry Oak has always been that it is one of those whiskies that is a cornerstone in the industry. Although, my opinion has changed after brands like GlenDronach, Tamdhu and Glenallachie joined the race.

Also my recent experience with a new bottle of Macallan 12 was not that rich and complex. I couldn’t feel the body I used to feel and nose was a little more aggressive.

The price in the last three years jumped around $10, but it is still around $70 line which is quite understandable in the industry.

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