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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Macallan 12 yo, Fine Oak, 40 %

Review #308
This is from a mixture of Bourbon and Sherry casks and it is the light label bottle. The smell is fresh and full of light sherry influence. Maybe a bit too light. Some marzipan sweetness comes forward in the end with some subtle oak. Or let’s just say it… Fine oak!

Lots of spices in the taste. Dark grapes, black pepper and malty notes arrives just after. The finish is a bit more fruity and the oak comes a bit more forward, but unfortunately it doesn’t last long. It stays for quite a while, but the flavors only have power in the first couple of chews.

A fine whisky, but a bit boring to be honest. For a Macallan called Fine Oak it is way more spicy than I anticipated… I will give this 82/100 (21/20/21/20).

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