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Macallan Gold 1824 Series

Gold is the name ... inadequacies the game

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@conorrobReview by @conorrob

29th Oct 2018

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Though macallan seems to fetch incredible prices for its older and more collectable whiskys... I remain unimpressed with almost everything they have produced at an affordable price in the last few years. The 12 fine oak was lack lustre and the macallan gold is no different.

I must say though, the product is presented immaculately. And the cork don’t ‘arf sound good as it squeaks free from its caramel laden bindings.

Nose Caramel with a dash of honey front the nose of this whisky. Followed by a fresh lemon note, apple crumble and custard.

Palate Again sweet and crisp caramel, accompanied by an almost chemical sweetness. Splenda maybe? The alcohol is well tempered and the flavours well rounded. But there is nothing special here. Finally i get bitter sweet gooseberries and a good shot of dried vanilla. The mouthfeel is great, its light but all encompassing and oily.

Finish Honey, vanilla, cinnamon and sweet nougat. The finish holds for a good amount of time and is honestly decent. By far the best quality this whisky posesses.

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3 comments

@MadSingleMalt
MadSingleMalt commented

I love your tagline on this review so, so much.

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@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

In fairness, this is a decent whisky for people who are new to single malt. It’s meek and inoffensive. And the price has come down to about the same price-point as Glenmorangie 10. That said, I wouldn’t spend my own money on this stuff.

8 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC commented

@conorrob - That bad eh? laughing

I tried this once and thought it was OK ish. I had just played 18 holes in match play and also consumed a few ciders before hand so . . . It certainly didn't make me seek out any Macallans though.

And in the words of Alan Partridge, 'Lovely stuff!' - the review, not the whisky relaxed

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