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19 Dec 2008

Macallan Fine Oak ‘Whisky Maker’s Selection’

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Macallan

Macallan Fine Oak Whisky Makers SelectionIt seems that most whisky afficionados are no big fans of the Macallan Fine Oak series, but this one does get pretty good reviews. The spirit is matured in a combination of “only the best” bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks. There’s no age statement and bottles are only available in duty free shops.

 

Macallan Fine Oak ‘Whisky Maker’s Selection’’ (42,8%, OB)

Nose: vanilla and peach. Some pineapple and a light hint of coconut. Oak as well. Spicy taste (liquorice), vanilla again, praliné and dry sherry. Less fruity and not overly sweet. Aftertaste on chocolate, apple cake and a little coffee. Nice balance. Good stuff.

Score: 83/100.

Macallan Fine Oak ‘Whisky Maker’s Selection’ 3 Ruben Luyten 2008-12-19
  • marco Poulin

    How old is this whisky. 18 years or 12 years ??

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    It doesn’t have an age statement. For this price I doubt it will be 18 years old.

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