The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak

The Macallan

12 Year Old Sherry Oak

(0.75l, 40%)


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Retail price:
$83
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$74.99
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Founded in 1824, The Macallan is one of the “Big 3” single malts in Scotland. Fortunately, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. Their achievements are numerous — including setting the record price ever paid at auction for a single bottle of Scotch. They produce a very broad range of world-class single malt Whiskies that have a huge global following.

The Macallan 12 YO is the core of The Macallan lineup. When you walk into the local pub and simply order a “Macallan,” this is what will be poured into your glass — and they are sophisticated enough to keep a quantity of it on hand. It is not “just” finished in Sherry casks. This Highlander is aged its full twelve years in Spanish Sherry wood and for aficionados this particular Whisky defines the Sherried Whisky category. That means you get creamy toffee notes all day long with a rich rancio backdrop of fig and honey. It is the perfect Whisky to introduce a newbie to the world of single malts, but it will also be one of your favorites for life.

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The “Big 3” single malts are #1 Glenlivet, #2 The Macallan, and #3 Glenfiddich. Together, they produce over 20 million bottles of Whisky per year — the vast majority of which is used in their respective single malt offerings.

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    The Macallan
  • Bottler
    The Macallan
  • Age
    12 Year Old

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sherry
oak
smoky
buttery vanilla
caramel
honey
cinnamon
dried fruit
sweet
What does The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak taste like?

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90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Mahogany 

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Ginger and dried cherries with vanilla and toasted wood 

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Rich, smooth, and sweet with notes of toffee, fig, and orange blossoms

Finish
More toffee and molasses 
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak
anonymous
Best bang for your buck
anonymous
It's nice but expensive
Erik
Excellent drinking experience. Was my first taste of Scotch when I was 19 and I hated it. After developing my pallet for a several years, I retried it at 25, and fell in love with the aroma and taste experience. For me, it has just enough floral flavors in contrast to the richer oaky notes that make a Whiskey what it is. In my opinion this whiskey is the ideal drink for those who enjoy time well spent and sifting through memory with a glass in hand.
anonymous
Deliciously smooth and sweet!
ben
Fantastic smooth scotch. No peat just smooth sherry flavor.
anonymous
The best
anonymous
Good drink. Widely available. My go to when favorites aren't available.
Reginald
Too young.
Brian
My go-to
John
One of my go-to favorites.
Maslennikov
Perfect! Very mild.
Josh
Very smooth
anonymous
Smokey, sweet, nice sipper
Dan
Very smooth with hints of sweetness. Nice oaky finish.
Chippy
Very smooth very soothing. A bit light and airy. Slight milk chocolate finish. Very caramel and fruity as well.
Anthony
Great for sipping, pretty smooth and something great for everyday
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