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Macallan's Classic Cut

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Jonathan started a discussion

Has anyone here tried it? I was on the fence, so, for my sherry fix, I instead went for a couple of 'farclas bottles and a Glendronach. At the price for a 58% whisky--- in a box that looks just like the old Macallan CS--I was really tempted...

6 years ago

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Jonathan replied

I'm also interested in any other sherry bombs (or lower proof grenades) that I may not know about. Two stores in the areas have stopped carrying the A'bunadh because of the increased price, so I'm looking around...

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

Jonathan replied

I should add that Classic Cut is about 72$ (plus tax). Tempting...

6 years ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@Jonathan If you go for it you must let us know if it is anything like the legendary CS.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@Jonathan The LiquorHound has a good review of this one on YouTube. It is apparently not the old CS. Matured in SEASONED sherry casks, not old school sherry casks.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@BlueNote the original Mac CS was matured in seasoned sherry casks...said so on the box.

6 years ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@Nozinan Ah, I wonder if the earlier versions were matured in full on sherry casks. I didn't realize the corner cutting affected the later CS output. I have never had the good fortune to taste it, but regardless of the cask component it always got excellent reviews right up until its untimely demise.

6 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@BlueNote, seasoned sherry cask (Macallan) = 2 years of sherry in a cask...that's a long season, dude. Sherry season is 2 years long lol

6 years ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge @BlueNote

I don't remember who posted the link to an article here, but it was very informative about just what "sherry cask" means and it may be that most of these casks are seasoned. But if a seasoned cask is what makes Mac CS what it is, who am I to complain?

6 years ago 3Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

Yep. My (vague & thirdhand) impression is that every sherry corner in the industry is cut these days, not just at Macallan.

6 years ago 0