Macallan 10 Year Old (1970s)

Macallan from the 1970s, matured in sherry wood as stated on the neck label. This seems to be a standard bottle from Macallan-Glenlivet themselves, no mentions of Italian importers in this case.



Macallan 10 Year Old (1970s)Macallan 10 yo
(70 Proof, OB 1970s)

Nose: great nose, with a whole array of old-style notes like turpentine, furniture wax and just a hint of copper polish, but also juicy plums, raisins, even cooked strawberries. Whiffs of wet wood and old books. Me gusta mucho.

Mouth: slightly less convincing. It does show a similar (nice) fruitiness, lots of apricot jams, red berry jams, as well as honey, oranges and light hints of herbal liqueurs, but overall it feels a tad soft, malty and circling around brown sugar notes. Almost too easy to drink. Hints of milk chocolate.

Mouth: medium, on mocha, Demerara sugar and hints of old oak.

Easy to see this is what Macallan’s reputation is based on. Great sherry influence, juicy and elegant. The nose was excellent, the palate a little simple but still really good.

Score: 90/100