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Macallan 12 Year Old fine oak

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

27th Oct 2009

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This is the successor of the 10 year old Fine Oak, one of the best selling Scotches of all time (unfortunately, I have not yet had the pleasure of tasting the 10yo, or any other Macallan for that matter, but will add them to my wishlist). The expectations were high indeed.

Once the straw colored liquid is poured into the snifter from the elegant bottle, you'll find the body to be rather firm with nice legs running down the inside of the glass.

The nose is very fresh with vanilla and a hint of grass. Nice!

It rolls easily and lazily over the tongue and leaves an impression of light spices, without the bite. This is a soft whisky.

The finish is medium (I would have hoped it could last a little longer) with a slight bite and dried fruits as the dominant taste.

It is clear why this whisky is so popular, he is simply delicious.

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2 comments

@DramIAm
DramIAm commented

Do u mean the 12 year sherry oak? Macallan doesn't have a 12 year fine oak that I know of. And try the 15 year fine oak for a lingering finish. Its nicccce!!

9 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Gymnazi, I beg to differ. Check this post on my blog, wich image : blog.whivie.be. It definitely says 12 year old 'fine oak' on the label. I'll give the 15 yo a try when I get the chance, thanks for the tip!

9 years ago 0

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