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Macallan Select Oak

A nice summer dram

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tReview by @teruo

1st Jun 2012


  • Nose
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  • Finish
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I had the good fortune of having a friend pick this one up for me on his way back to Toronto from Las Vegas. Initially I asked him to pick me up a bottle of Ardbeg 10 just because it was far less expensive compared to LCBO prices. However at the last minute I changed my mind and asked him to grab this one instead as it's not something I can readily get.

Nose: Caramel and lots of it. There was a hint of sweet apple pie in there as well, with a bit of pear, but the caramel was the star.

Palate: Smooth.....so very smooth and dangerously drinkable. I poured a dram for myself and my friend and we were shocked to see how quickly we finished it. It's certainly a sweet scotch but there is a slight spice to it as well.

Finish: Not very long. The spice lingers on the tongue a bit, but that's about it.

Conclusion: Not a terribly complex scotch, but a very easy drinking one. Makes for a great summer dram to have on a nice hot summers day. While it's not on the top of my duty free wish list, it's certainly one I wouldn't mind getting again.

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