.the macallan – amber – 1824 series

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40% abv, €45, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet, toffee, wet barley, breakfast cereal, floral, geraniums, fruit, apples, raisins, citrus, lemons
Palate: sweet, toffee, floral, fruit, apple juice, raisins, citrus, lemon
Finish: sweet, short, floral, geraniums
Mark: +++++

Conclusion: rather average dram. It is quite likeable, a good daily dram. personally I think it would have gained body from an abv of 46%.

More info: Like all other bottlings in the Macallan 1824 series, the whisky has matured solely in ex-Sherry casks. Amber has been composed of a mixture of a American and European oak first fill and refill ex-Sherry casks, with an unknown percentage of each. Sadly, the new core range of the Macallan – comprised of Gold, Amber, Sienna, Ruby and M, have been released with a no-age statement. This is most likely done because of the lack of mature spirit and is marketed with “if the spirit is ready, the age does not matter”.

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One thought on “.the macallan – amber – 1824 series

  1. Nice review. Spotted a bottle of this in local store and was wondering what it was like. The ever increasing no-age statement releases continue. If only we all agreed that all spirit released in this guise was “ready”. Sadly the truth is that more sales can mean less quality.


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