The Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak

Sherry Oak.jpgPlease take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

On the run up to Burns Night 2017 I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the participants for a Macallan Tweet Tasting run by The Whisky Wire. To find out more about The Whisky Wire, Tweet Tastings and for more details on the trials and tribulations of taking part in a Tweet Tasting while your wife might be in early labour check out my blog post #TheMacallan.

Here are my detailed tasting notes for the second of the 3 whiskies tasted.


Burnished gold.


Sweet and rich. Vanilla, crystallized ginger and the obvious – sherry!


Some surprising smoke to start, leading into citrus through to spice (not as much as with the Fine Oak though) and finally a rich chocolate.


Sweet, smoke, chocolate, orange and a dash of spice.


Richer than the Fine Oak and actually my favourite of the evening. A good mix of sweet, fruit and spice with  a bit of smoke thrown in. Imagine eating a Terry’s Chocolate Orange while drinking a can of ginger beer by an open fire… or don’t imagine that as it’s a bit silly really…



Taken from The Macallan Website.



Rich gold
40% (USA 43%)
Vanilla with a hint of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke
Deliciously smooth, rich dried fruits and sherry balanced with wood smoke and spice
Sweet toffee and dried fruits, with wood smoke and spice


3 Comments Add yours

  1. paddycorkscrew says:

    I’m intrigued enough by that summing up that I am actually contemplating eating a chocolate orange by an open fire while drinking ginger beer.

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    1. It might not have quite the same effect as a dram of Macallan Sherry Oak but it would be a cheap alternative option! If you do try it then let me know how you get on 😉

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