Thursday night while out for drinks with my boyfriend we spotted The Macallan 25 in the menu and we just had to try it. Macallan is a brand name everyone has heard off even if they aren’t fans of Scotch. Before I tell you about my experience with this 25 year-old whisky, you must know that I didn’t love the Macallan 12 and when I had the Macallan 18, well, that one I enjoyed and thought it was an improvement from the 12.
No matter whether you like Macallan or not, Macallan is a brand of superior quality. Alexander Reid first established the Speyside distillery in 1824. Surprisingly enough it is also has the smallest stills on Speyside. They also spend more money caring for their casks, as 60% of the whiskies flavor comes from the cask it is matured in.
If by now you don’t know this or aren’t much of a whisky drinker, the important thing to note before I continue is that this whisky is very expensive. Honestly, I was just happy to have a small tasting sample of it. I can only dream about one day being able to purchase a bottle. Looking through the internet the lowest price I saw was $895 while in other places it went up to $1,500+, so pricing is definitely different depending on where you look.
I absolutely loved it. This whisky is truly AMAZING!
Nose: sherry, vanilla and caramel
Palate: silky smooth texture with notes of fig, vanilla, spice, light notes of smoke and fruit
Finish: ending notes of light smoke, sherry and vanilla
I think this 25 year-old is absolutely perfect. If I had the money, you better believe I would buy a bottle. The quality and taste of a dram is remarkable. It is extremely smooth and light. You have so many notes that hit you at once, sherry, spice, smoke, fruit, etc., yet all the notes are balanced to perfection. There is no flaw in this whisky and if you ever have an opportunity to try it, I would highly recommend you do. This is one of those whiskies that will leave you in awe and wishing you just had more of it. It truly is something special!
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.