Please 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.
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.
SAVOUR EVERY MOMENT
- 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