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Macallan 12 yo Double Cask, 40%

ByThe Whisky Viking

Jul 14, 2022

Review #898 (2022)

This is matured in a mix of American and European Oloroso Sherry casks. A pleasant mix of vanilla, honey and raisins in the smell. Very refreshing!

Much like the smell, the taste is full of honey – both sweetness and mouthfeel – and dried fruits. Hints of spices as well. The finish is tasty, but suffers a bit, due to the low strength. The oak spices is the last to leave.

Even though it is bottled at 40%, it is still full of flavours and have a great mouthfeel. I really enjoy the Double Cask range, as the balance between the American and European oak is fantastic. This is a great whisky for many occasions, and a great “starter”. I will give this 84/100 (21/21/21/21).

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