Review #485. Speymalt Macallan Gordon MacPhail 9yr

Review #485 | /r/Scotch Review #174 – Gordon and MacPhail Speymalt Macallan

The Schtick: This is a 9 year old IB offering from Macallan.

Distiller: The Macallan

Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail (IB)

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: 9 Years

Barreled: 2005

Bottled: 2014

Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)

Source: Sample

Nose: Apple, pear, sweet sherry. Vanilla dough, yeasty, honey like sweetness. Butter cream.

Taste: Thin but sweet and loaded with honey. Apples, pears, honeydew and cream. Not as complex as the nose but still enjoyable.

Finish: Medium with some faint heat and astringency. Melon, vanilla and some butter cream cake notes.

Overall: This is really interesting. I expected something unusual to Macallan’s typical profile and I got it. It seemed very cake and fruit forward. I wanted to like it more but the finish wasn’t up to snuff with the rest.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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