Posts Tagged “Macallan”

Macallan Rare Cask (43%) – Whisky Review

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Macallan Rare Cask (43%) – Whisky Review

The Macallan has moved almost wholly into NAS whisky in recent years, although a harbinger of change has appeared recently in the form of an upcoming 12 year old release called “Double Cask”, probably trying to get Macallan back on track with an age stated sherry matured whisky. The difference is that while the old 12…

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Macallan Rare Cask Black – Travel Retail

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Macallan Rare Cask Black – Travel Retail

When you think of Macallan whisky, the last thing that comes to mind is a peated whisky. Yet, this is what Macallan presented in the Rare Cask Black. This isn’t Macallan whisky that was aged in peated casks, like Balvenie did with the Islay Cask some time back, rather truly peated Macallan spirit aged in…

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It’s WAY Overpriced – But Darn Good! Finally a Macallan I REALLY Like…

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It’s WAY Overpriced – But Darn Good! Finally a Macallan I REALLY Like…

I’m not a huge Macallan fan, and that’s not really a secret, and my disappointment with the new NAS line (Gold, Amber, Sienna and Ruby) didn’t add points to the brand. I’ve tasted quite a few Macallans (Sherry Oak 12-25, Fine oak 10-25, the full regular retail 1824 Series NAS line, several of the 1824 Collection…

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Back to the 1930s – Finnish Fellowship of Whisky Tasting – Guest Post by Henrik Malmberg

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Back to the 1930s – Finnish Fellowship of Whisky Tasting – Guest Post by Henrik Malmberg

To start with I can tell you that the tasting was held in Finnish capital of Helsinki by our whisky club, The Fellowship of Whisky (VYS, Viskin Ystävien Seura), and this was the 14th tasting in a series called “The Rare and Old”. We did a similar tasting about two years ago, with the title “War…

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Kicking off Whisky Live Tel Aviv with the Macallan Fine Oak 21

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Kicking off Whisky Live Tel Aviv with the Macallan Fine Oak 21

The three day Whisky Live Tel Aviv is kicking off today, with a nice selection of whiskys and some really interesting masterclasses, including a sold out “Macallan Tea Party” with the always informative and entertaining Patsy Christie featuring the Macallan Fine Oak 18-21-25, Dom Roskrow who’ll be delivering two masterclasses, one on new world whisky…

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A very curious Macallan Tasting in Tel Aviv – and the Macallan Sherry Oak 12 and Fine Oak 12 Going Head to Head

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A very curious Macallan Tasting in Tel Aviv – and the Macallan Sherry Oak 12 and Fine Oak 12 Going Head to Head

We’ve all been to countless whisky tastings, and they’re mostly good, some because of the presentation, and some despite it. But Macallan’s ambassador to the Middle East,  Patsy Christie, together with Shachaf Koren of Israel’s Edrington Group’s importer Akkerman, had a whole new experience in store for a group of 14 of Israel’s whisky aficionados….

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Macallan Ruby – The Modern Take on the Classic Sherry Macallans of Old

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Macallan Ruby – The Modern Take on the Classic Sherry Macallans of Old

Tomorrow I’ll be celebrating my birthday, and start my 46th orbit around our local star. Incidentally, my birthday dram (to be reviewed tomorrow) will also be my 500th single malt. In the meantime, we’ll be closing out my 45th year with a review of the Macallan Ruby. The Macalla Ruby is comprised of 100% first…

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The Third Rung in the 1824 Range and the Best of them – Macallan Sienna Whisky Tasting Notes

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The Third Rung in the 1824 Range and the Best of them – Macallan Sienna Whisky Tasting Notes

The third expression in the 1824 series is the Sienna. The Sienna has more European oak and more first fill American oak than the Amber and the Gold. We’re not at 100% first fill sherry, but we’re getting there. The casks are sherry seasoned with Oloroso Sherry. It’s worth noting that these casks were never…

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Macallan Amber: Rung 2 in the 1824 Series and a Look at Macallan’s Expansion Plans

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Macallan Amber: Rung 2 in the 1824 Series and a Look at Macallan’s Expansion Plans

The Amber is the second rung up in the 1824 range. In this expression, second fill sherry casks still get mixed in, and the casks are a combination of American and European oak casks. I mentioned that this series is to honor of the new distillery that will replace the current facility. The current Macallan…

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Macallan 1824 Series: The Macallan Gold Whisky Tasting Notes

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Macallan 1824 Series: The Macallan Gold Whisky Tasting Notes

This past week The Edrington Group  announced that work has begun on Macallan’s new £100 million distillery. To honor that, I’ll dedicate this week to Macallan. But I’ll start with a disclaimer: I’m not a huge Macallan fan and have never been. The Macallan isn’t even in my top 10 distilleries, nevertheless, Macallan used to be a standard…

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