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