What a treat to try the distillery-bottled Macallan 18 Years Old after spending weeks with the Kirkland indie version.
Here we see what Macallan had in mind — a honey and caramel-infused spirit with the lightest touch of smoke, layered with light fruit notes — apple and pear and a little citrus. The sherry wood in which i was aged is clearly at play, and it’s all harmonized into an easily sippable whisky — but do be careful to add a touch of water; otherwise it’s buried by alcohol.
Very good and easily drinkable — but you’d expect it to be at prices like these. 86 proof.
A- / $150 / themacallan.com
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