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25 Feb 2012

Macallan 1991 (Mo Òr)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Macallan

Mo Òr whiskyOur first whisky from the Mo Òr collection is this 19 years old bourbon aged Macallan 1991.

Sister casks #21437 and #21439 were bottled by Duncan Taylor. Blackadder had a few #214xx casks as well.

 

 

Macallan 1991 Mo ÒrMacallan 19 yo 1991 (46%, Mo Òr 2010, bourbon hogshead #21436, 429 btl.)

Nose: a vibrant nose with some grassy elements as well as rounder, candied notes. Apples and cinnamon. Almonds. A little oak resin. Hints of fresh herbs as well. Mouth: very fruity and floral with big hints of Earl Grey tea, bergamot oil and orange blossom water. Some barley. After these fruity notes, the oak gets stronger and brings spices, liquorice and a faint sourness. Hints of vanilla. Finish: drier, with more oak, malt and spices.

An interesting middle-aged Macallan with some typical elements as well as a few surprises. Whisky for Earl Grey fans! Around € 105 (for a 50 cl bottle). There’s also a ‘Luxury pack': a box which includes a bottle and two 2,5cl samples of the same whisky. It costs around € 105.

Score: 85/100

Macallan 1991 (Mo Òr) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-02-25

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