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Macallan whisky reviews

Macallan distillery
Speyside region
Founded in 1824, currently active
Owned by The Edrington Group
www.themacallan.com

Macallan 12 yo ‘HKDNP’ (43%, OB 1980’s, 1 litre) – 85/100

Macallan 18y 1983 (43%, OB 2001) – 89/100

Macallan 1955 (80° proof, OB +/- 1973, Campbell Hope & King, 75 cl) – 95/100

Macallan 25yo 1968 ‘Anniversary Malt’ (43%, OB 1994) – 88/100

Macallan 19yo 1990 (50,1%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2009, cask #8099, 266 btl.) – 81/100

Macallan 23 yo 1990 (34,9%, Whiskybroker 2013, hogshead, 20cl.) – 18/100

Macallan 21 yo 1990 (51,5%, Malts of Scotland 2011, Fino sherry hogshead #1135, 254 btl.) – 81/100

Macallan 21 yo 1990 (49,1%, Malts of Scotland 2011, Oloroso sherry hogshead #1134, 184 btl.) – 86/100

Macallan 19 yo 1991 (46%, Mo Òr 2010, bourbon hogshead #21436, 429 btl.) – 85/100

Macallan 15 yo 1995 (46%, A.D. Rattray 2011, bourbon cask #11251, 334 btl.) – 83/100

Macallan ‘Estate Reserve’ (45,7%, OB 2009, 1824 Collection) – 82/100

Macallan Fine Oak ‘Whisky Maker’s Selection’’ (42,8%, OB) – 83/100

The Macallan Fine Oak 30 Years old (43%, OB 2009) – 84/100

Macallan 60 yo ‘Lalique’ (53,2%, OB 2011, Lalique decanter, 400 btl.) – 94/100

The Macallan Ruby (43%, OB 2013, 1824 series, sherry casks) – 84/100

The Macallan Sienna (43%, OB 2013, 1824 series) – 87/100

Macallan ‘Speymalt’ 1970 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMdW 2010, first fill sherry hogshead #10031) – 90/100

Macallan ‘Speymalt’ 1970 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMdW 2009, sherry butt #8326, 530 btl.) – 91/100

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  • Tony: Well the 1401 batch 8 could be found easily in most places for £200 - indeed I got one for £180 with a discount. The £225 price was a bit high and
  • WhiskyNotes: Don't just look at the UK - it's not always representative for the rest of the world. The last 1401 for Europe was batch 8. I bought that one for €
  • Sam: Nicely written notes, not rated this myself yet. Just to confirm, it's nowhere near a 40% price rise though. The last 1401 released in the UK was at

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