The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Year

Single Malt

The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland

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    1. drunkligon

      Tasted October 17, 2020
      3.5
      3.5 out of 5 stars
      Sharp taste decent after
    2. rebelpilot

      Tasted September 18, 2020
      3.75
      3.75 out of 5 stars
      Ninety Acres
    3. GB01776

      Tasted September 7, 2020
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
      So I really like this version of Macallan. Long before I became an American Whiskey fan, I dabbled in single malt (without really learning too much). Macallan 12 was my go to. (perhaps the Maker's Mark of single malt) Aroma is very fruity, some sultana (tribute to Ralphy) but all kidding aside, I did smell some grape notes. Vanilla and oak notes come out as it opens. Flavor is much more vanilla than the Aroma hinted. Like a vanilla cream with nice oak notes. This had an element of chocolate added later. Becomes a little toasted on the finish, which is nice. This will continue to have me explore whiskey from that side of the pond..
    4. Rob-Zatulsky

      Tasted August 7, 2020
      4.25
      4.25 out of 5 stars
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    6. Justin-Harris2

      Tasted July 24, 2020
      4.5
      4.5 out of 5 stars
    7. niner1975

      Tasted July 21, 2020
      3.75
      3.75 out of 5 stars
    8. eobeid

      Tasted July 21, 2020
      4.25
      4.25 out of 5 stars
    9. ContemplativeFox

      Tasted June 28, 2020
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
      It sure smells nice: woody, spicy, and very fruity. The Sherry presence is quite clear. The palate is on the mild side, but there is a fair amount going on. Plenty of cherry is there, but it isn't overwhelming. Floral notes from the barrel are apparent. There's a nice mild wood flavor throughout and some of that nice cherry syrup adding some sweetness and viscosity. There's something nice about how the vanilla interacts too and the richness backing the drink is quite good as well. It's a delicate drink that is not overwhelmed by the alcohol in any way. It definitely has that strong sherry presence with a bourbon backing of vanilla and cinnamon. It reminds me a lot of a cross between Highland Park The Light and Highland Park The Dark, though it isn't quite as good as either. This is a fine sipper that solidifies the complexity that the Macallan 12 Sherry hints at, making a delightful experience from beginning to end. While it isn't a masterpiece for the ages, it is a very tasty and well-executed drink. Smells pretty standard : wood, fruit, and not super old. There's a bit more going on here than in either of the Macallan 12s, though it is a big step down from the Glenmorangie Signet. This has a lot of nuttiness though, which I absolutely love. Almond and coconut are dominant in the finish. There is some cherry, but also some orange. Dark chocolate adds richness. There is the tiniest bit of toffee hanging out with the vanilla to make this thing sweet. The complexity is great and it mostly covers the alcohol. The spices tend toward baking spices, so it doesn't burn too much. Even mid hints of sea spray dart through. I would put this right up there with the Macallan Rare Cask because it has so much complexity even though it is not as rich. It's great, but still a bit costly for the price. Maybe get some highland Park 18 and Glenfarclas 25 instead as a bump up in quality?
      110.0 USD per Bottle
    10. Da_Franchise_13

      Tasted June 27, 2020
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    11. ignoble

      Tasted June 26, 2020
      4.75
      4.75 out of 5 stars
      Like french kissing an angel.
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