Review #218 – The Macallan 18
Whiskey Network Review #218 | /r/Scotch Review #86: The Macallan 18, 86pf
Nose: Huge sherry notes, clove, cinnamon, rich plums and raisins, cocoa, sweet and creamy
Taste: Sweet and rich, cocoa and mild heat. Toffee, maple and confectioners sugar. Huge jammy notes. It’s really deep and I’m enjoying it quite a bit. I’m a bit of a sherry whore myself, and this is hitting a lot of the right notes.
Finish: Medium, thick sherry, sweet and fruity. Complex blend of sherry and cocoa.
Overall: I’ll cut to the chase. This is exceptional. I like it a lot and it’s thick and complex. I’d pay $80 or $99 in a heart beat for this. There’s one problem though. This sells for well over $200 and sometimes closer to $300 in unfortunate markets. I wouldn’t pay that in a heart beat which is where the rub is. This is a very high quality dram but it’s not worth the coin that Macallan wants. This seems to be a trend and seems to explain the Macallan hate. It’s good though and I like it a lot – for that reason I’ll rate this dram a 7. Nothing to sneeze at.
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