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Macallan 12 years- Tasting notes from across the pond in Can

 
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Quaich1
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Macallan 12 years- Tasting notes from across the pond in Can Reply with quote

Here's my take on this dram.

Neat:
Nose-Smoke, vanilla bean, clover honey, marmelade, orange zest, candy floss, prunes, figs, carmelized sweet vidalia onions.

Palate-Smoke, spice, warm, creamy, cinnamon stick, creme brulee.

Finish-Smoke, spice, hint of pepper and nutty.

With Water:
Nose-Smoke, vanilla bean ice cream, fried bananas, plum pudding, sponge toffee, salt water taffy, hint of beef gravy, hues of rum cake and black forest cake.

Palate: Sherry, sweet burst evolving to cinnamon stick, hint of ginger, pungent.

Finish: Creamy smooth, nutty, cinnamon and spice, warm and lingering.

How's that sound?? Any comments?
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't tried the Macallan 12 yet - I believe it's an expression mostly aimed for your side of the pond. Sounds great, like a step up in complexity from the 10, which is already excellent of course.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds great Quaich1 but i am biased as Macallan is amongst my favorite distilleries.

Your right Alex the Macallan 12 is produced for for this side of the water which is a pity as i have had both the 10 and 12 and IMO the 10 is a great dram the 12 is a step up.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Mac wrote:
Sounds great Quaich1 but i am biased as Macallan is amongst my favorite distilleries.

Your right Alex the Macallan 12 is produced for for this side of the water which is a pity as i have had both the 10 and 12 and IMO the 10 is a great dram the 12 is a step up.


I recently scored a bottle of Macallan 14 years, one of only 300 bottles available worldwide by The Cooper's Choice. It's unopened. I got a chance to have a few ounces from an opened bottle and it is GREAT! Have you heard about it?
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