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Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak


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After browsing my cupboard for whiskies not yet reviewed on the blog, I found my bottle of Macallan 10 year old Fine Oak, a most suitable whisky indeed.

Macallan was founded by Alexander Reid in 1824, and has since grown to become one of the most popular and well-known single malts in the world. For good reason, too, as most of their expressions are worthy of the price they carry. While browsing their website, I came across a photograph of the oldest bottle of Macallan held in their archives, from 1841, and I must say it is one of the best looking whisky bottles I have seen to date.

While this isn’t my favourite Macallan expression, it certainly isn’t bad – it is, in fact, quite good! Not that you would expect anything else. The nose carries a hint of perfume along with a lovely, thought subtle, touch of almond paste. These are joined by a decently complex and nicely rounded combination of malt, hemp, dry grass and oaky smoke. On the palate this whisky is quite sweet and fruity, banana crème, orange marmalade, a touch of vanilla and again a touch of oak. It’s nicely rounded, definitely worth trying and indeed suitable as a day-to-day whisky.

Color:  Ray of sunshine.

Nose: Nicely rounded and decently complex; subtle perfume and almond paste, malt, hemp, dry grass and oaky smoke.

Palate: Sweet, fruity, banana crème, orange marmalade, vanilla and a touch of oak.

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About Whisky Critic

My name is Martin and I live in Scotland. I love fine things in life, such as gourmet food, travelling around the world and, last but not least, whisky (naturally, I’m partial to a tipple of whiskey or bourbon as well). I have tasted hundreds of whiskies during the recent years and I finally decided to share my experience.

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