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The Macallan 12 Years Old

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | 750 ml.

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Where it's produced

Region:
Speyside

Product Details

Type:
Scotch
Brand:
The Macallan
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
NV
Item #:
2800
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
087236100001
Status:
New

The Macallan 12 Years Old | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky  NV / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

91
91 pts. : January 1, 1999

Colour: Amber.
Nose: Sherry, honey, flowery notes.
Body: Full, smooth.
Palate: The first hints of flowering currant. Altogether more expressive [than the 10-year-old].
Finish: Slightly more rounded.

90
90–95 pts.: April, 2008

The initial aroma is sweetish, winey and oaky; aeration allows the aroma to expand to include marzipan, treacle, molasses, honey, vanilla bean, cinnamon and cocoa butter. The palate entry is sweet, creamy and assertive; at midpalate the flavor becomes intensely nutty, buttery and bacon fat-like, with the beginnings of rancio. Remains one of Speyside’s standard-bearer 12 year olds.

: June 1, 2007

The deep amber/ochre color with bronze core highlights is a benchmark for sherry cask aged malts; perfect purity. Right from the start, the aroma is sweetish, winey, and oaky; with further time in the glass, the aroma expands to include marzipan, treacle, molasses, honey, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and cocoa butter; an amazing experience. The palate entry is textured, unabashedly sweet, creamy, and assertive; by the midpalate phase, the flavor goes intensely nutty, buttery, and bacon fat-like, with the beginnings of rancio. Mountains of concentration and sherry/honey flavors make this a very stylistic malt that to some newbee admirers might seem old-fashioned. Remains one of the Speyside Scotland’s standard-bearer 12 year olds, in my view.