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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.

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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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