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
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
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.
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