Now Drinking

Having done a head to head with this one, I thought it was time to give it its own review.

The Macallan 12  y/o

ABV: 43%

Maker: Macallan, Craigellachie, Banffshire (The Edrington Group)

Color: Dark amber, suspiciously so.  If I had to guess, I would say that caramel coloring was probably added

Nose: Malty, sweet, alcohol, creamy toffee

Palate: A note-for-note remake of the nose..  Malty, sweet, toffee, a little bit of wood.  A little bit of licorice on the tail end.

Finish: Sweet, with a bit of wood, and heirloom apple.  Yes, there is a difference.  It fades into a gentle sweetness with a touch of wood.

Parting Words:  The Macallan is a  fine, stately whisky.  It’s easy to drink, but it has enough going on to keep things interesting, at least for a while.  It’s lightweight for my taste, but makes a nice pre-dinner sip.

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