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The Macallan 18 Years Old Sherry Oak
September 25, 2013, 2:26 pm
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Pour: Light mahogany.

Nose: Very strong honey, apple, nectar notes. Citrus. Some spice.

Cinnamon. Hint of vanilla. Can smell the wood and dried fruit, after adding some water.

Palate: Very smooth and light. Pronounced wood smoke at the end. Sense of spice. Orange.

Finish: Dry. Some salt. Even ginger. Very refined, somewhat mellow.

Very decent. Rich and satisfying. However, I prefer the Estate Reserve, because it seems to be that much more potent and striking. Overall, I like Macallan for its variety of flavour, which may be somewhat unorthodox, and hence surprising and intriguing with each dram.


Added some water right from the start, really opens up the subtle smells and flavours.
Nose: Honey, vanilla, candied fruits. Hint of smoke.
Palate: Vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, salt, ginger. Faint smoke at the end.
It seems more refined and subtle now, and I am able to perceive more complexities, and more dimensions of flavours. This is growing on me.


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