Macallan Select Oak
Caramel and Baked Apples!
15th Oct 2009
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Tasting Notes by brucefraser
The Macallan Select Oak
I bought this one at World of Whiskies in London Heathrow a couple of months ago while traveling back from working in Africa. What caught my eye was the tall green box, and the fact that it was a select expression only for retail travel.
I opened the bottle the other night and have been enjoying a few drams ever since. The first note I noticed on the nose was caramel... lots of caramel, with subtle hints of baked apple.
This is a medium bodied whisky and the caramel really comes through on the first sip. Also... sweet, tones of honey. I could really taste the sherry influences as well. Smooth, but spicy! the spiciness lingers on the tongue and warms all the way down.
A thoroughly enjoyable Macallan!