The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak

The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak

(0.75l, 43%)


9.2/10
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$320.99
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Spectacularly special Speysider.

Ask any Whisky lover and they'll tell you The Macallan is a classy gentleman. The distillery by the river Spey has been making Whiskies since 1824 and they sure do know a thing or two about making great Scotch.

The distillery stands on a ridge above the River Spey and it got its name from an ancient church that had been burnt down in the 15th century. They have two "secrets" up their sleeve: top secret specially cultured yeast for the fermentation, and the smallest stills within the Scotch industry.

The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak is as luxurious as it comes: aged for almost two decades in cherry-picked ex-Oloroso Sherry casks straight from Jerez, which make sure the Scotch is rich and complex with a full-bodied palate and a lovely mahogany color. It could be described in three words: mature sherry, ginger, and vanilla. 


*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

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  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    Ex-Oloroso Sherry casks

Flavor Spiral™

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sherry
orange zest
toasted oak
dried fruit
spicy
ginger
vanilla
cinnamon
raisin
What does The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak taste like?

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Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Enchanting aromas of dried fruits and ginger with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Soft and rich flavors of sherry with touches of spice, clove, orange, and toasted mature oak.

Finish
Long finish with dried fruits, ginger and orange zest presence.
Ratings & Reviews
Thomas
Thomas,
Absolutely the best. Smooth lingering after taste.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth and sherry.
 
guest
guest,
Ok I’ll be the wet blanket. Is this a great scotch? No question about it. But...the price. For $320+ I could either buy a bottle of this, or...one bottle each of Oban 14, Talisker 10, Lagavulin 16 and Balveine 12 and enjoy a multitude of fantastic flavors. Of course if budgetary concerns are not a concern, then have at it. The Mac 18 is world class for sure.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
The most classic Macallan, with very balanced floral and spice notes, and definitely more mellow and smoother than the 12 or 18 Sherry Oak. Lingering, languid finish. Overall it's not especially complex, but is especially good.
Andrew
Andrew,
smoother than the 12 or 15 SO i mean..
Gennaro
Gennaro,
I got this as a gift to myself for a promotion, and well what they say is true. The smoothest, fulfilling Scotch Whiskey I have had the chance of tasting. Only downside, its way too easy to finish a little more difficult to replace :)
 
SCOTT
SCOTT,
Still my favorite scotch. So damn smooth.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
The warmth that is felt while drinking this Scotch is all encompassing and superb. Excellent for a quiet evening. There are some drams that are actually an experience. This is one of them. From the nose to the taste to the finish, a long and silky journey. The fruit notes and mild spice are perfectly balanced, with none overtaking the other. Truly one of the "finer" things in life.
 
Mitchell
Mitchell,
I’ve been a Macallan skeptic because of the pricing. I finally caved and bought a nice bottle to see what the hype was about. I hate so much that this is so good. There’s not a single thing I dislike about this whiskey. I had to put it in the back of the cabinet because I was drinking it too quickly.
 
Rich
Rich,
My gold standard - best of the best (note that I don't like peaty or smoky so purists will disagree), and the one to which I compare all others. Pricey but worth it if you've got the cash.
 
Lara
Lara,
By far my favorite of the Maccallan line. Smooth and strong. Warms you mouth to toes without the burning in your chest. Leaves the peat out of the equation for a clean Scotch taste. Not sweet or too spicy.
 
Bonnie
Bonnie,
My favorite
 
Chris
Chris,
The bottle is too small. Or my wallet is.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Smooth, Smooth, Smooth. One of, if not the best scotch I have tasted. Better than any 21 year I have had for same money.
 
Walter
Walter,
The aroma is strong vanilla and cinnimon. Very smooth, it went well with my Ashton Maduro #40 cigar.
 
Michael
Michael,
This is by far my favourite whiskey of all time.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
This is the pinnacle of a Highland malt. Sherry throughout, extremely smooth and some oaky dried fruits on the end. Not overly complex, but what a delight. Splurge on this one
 
Alex
Alex,
Smooth
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Ultimate Macallan to me for the price point. Special occasions with friends that appreciate a good scotch.
 
Noelle
Noelle,
Very smooth, wonderful finish. It's been a while since I had this one...before I drank much scotch, but I still remember who long the flavor lingers after drinking. This one convinced me there was a world of Scotch I needed to become aquatinted with.
 
Yosef
Yosef,
A true classic, a must in any collection. After all these new very different type of whiskeys hit the market you can still rely on this classic when in need of a good scotch.
 
Samuel
Samuel,
What's not to love? Classic Macallan sherry fruit, smooth
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Orange. Cinnamon. Cloves. Brown sugar. Ginger with sherry. Dried mangos. Light and smooth
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very nice pallet covering. Some sweet notes but not too much burn.
 
James
James,
The first whisky I fell in love with. Although I'm more of a Bourbon & Rye drinker now I still love this.
 
Rex
Rex,
The additional aging adds to the already great flavor and smoothness.
 
Mike
Mike,
Smooth and delicious. Makes the 12 year taste like gasoline by comparison.
 
Johnathan
Johnathan,
Solid
 
Jason
Jason,
This is one of my favorite bottle. Silky smooth and rich. Rolls right over the tong and fills your mouth with flavor!
 
Ben
Ben,
My all time favorite go-to.
 
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