Review: The Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Years Old (2009)

Review: The Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Years Old (2009)


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.


The Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Years Old (2009)





  1. Richard on January 13, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I tried this at a Macallan event a couple years back.. loved it! I think the 17 year fine oak was better though, actually seemed smoother and the somewhat lighter flavor from the different cask appealed to my taste. I lucked out in September though when I found a bottle of 18 year old Macallan fine oak on a cruise ship…. for $80. Needless to say I immediately bought it.

  2. Pier-Alexis K. on February 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Not to cast aspersions, but my main experience with a single malt was with Glenfiddich. My father had a thing for the 12 year old and was fussy about blended whiskies. Every now and then a bottle of Glenkinchie would materialize, but that was the sole property of the old man–a sentimental favorite as he was educated in Edinburgh and undoubtedly had very fond memories. I have ordinarily preffered Bourbon, but about a year and a half ago a subordinate at work gave me a bottle of the MacCallan 18. I kept it in the filing cabnet and had a nip before leaving the office every night. Obviously, MacCallan will be my sentimental favorite! LOL

  3. phuongoanh on February 6, 2012 at 1:30 am

    hello i can buy 5 bottles of wine macallan 18 when would that communicates hayoo [email protected] thank you

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