Macallan 12 years old Sherry Oak
40% (International version)
12 years old
100% ex-Sherry, European Oak
Color : gold going on copper.
Nose : franc, sherry, definitely wooded. Dried apricots.
Palate : very slightly viscous, full of spices (cumin and paprika). Slight astringency towards the end, probably due to the cask. Increased presence of plums, also towards the end.
Final: very short and hot. Still all in spices.
Comments : explosion of spices ! It’s good, it’s Sherried. It’s not a bomb, but it’s quite pronounced. I would be curious to taste that at 46-48% ! This one is drunk accompanied by an old strong Cheddar … epic as a pairing ! I really enjoyed this expression. It’s a shame it is not widely available in Canada…
*** Picture kindly given by Dave Chambers, whom I met on a Facebook whisky group***
Macallan 12yo Sherry