Monday, 18 May 2009

MACALLAN Fifties 40%

Slightly floral at first.Then a modest cranberry fruitiness develops allowing cinnamon and caraway-seeds to break through. A restrained nose.

Creamy texture. Sherry more active here, showing off both violet and raisiny qualities, residing around a core of bread and chewy oak. Just the slightest hint of peppers in the background.

Sharp raisins all over the place, accompanied by buzzing spices and chewy oak.

An attempt to re-create the distillery character of the 1950´s. Not that far removed from the average Macallan, however. Those who yearn for something more exotic might feel a bit let down but this is still a very good whisky. Highly suitable for the incoming summer season.

Rating: 8/10

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