The Macallan Reflexion is probably the most expensive Macallan I have tried to date. It comes in a beautiful decanter and sports a price tag of around 1.000 EUR. The whisky does not carry an age statement and is bottled at drinking strength. It was fully matured on first fill sherry casks of both American and European oak.
The nose starts very sweet on honey and dark fruit. Plums, raisins, dades. Some caramel. Loads of oranges. But completely devoid of spices, making this a very soft and accessible nose. Maybe even a bit too easy, if you know what I mean.
The body is fine and now a nice spiciness in the guise of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves appears. The fruit is the same as on the nose, but with oranges (zest included) in the lead. Some liquorice towards the end. But again, all of this is fairly… simple.
The finish could have done with a bit more length. Still loads of oranges. Reminds me a bit of espresso with chocolate shavings as well.
Nice, but fairly straightforward Macallan, that does not come close to the Edition-series that cost only a tenth of this baby. The price does not reflect the quality (see what I did there?).