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Macallan 18 year old is by all means not a bad whisky. It just was a small disappointment for me. It is smooth like a whisky in that age should be, but it is a bit dull.
It reminds me of the movie Avatar, which was great to watch 3D in movie theaters but when looking it from my TV, it just leaves you cold. Macallan 18 has potential but it lacks in character. Just like Avatar lacked in the script.
It's funny how all from the Macallan sherry oak range make me want to avoid sherry cask whiskies but for example Glenfarclas offers me a new insight on 'em. Maybe someone wiser than me can explain the possible reasons for me.
Nose: Toffee with lots of sherry and dry fruits saturated in alcohol.
Taste: Soft and creamy. Bit spicy with dried fruits.
Finish: Fruity and spicy with hints of wood. Soft and kinda quick.
Balance: Balance is pretty good but it lacks in character. A bit lame for my taste but very easy to drink. I noticed this has gathered lots of praises so an easy conclusion is (especially when looking my "track record"): Macallan isn't for me.