Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Macallan 10 year old Sherry Oak

Distillery : The Macallan
Whisky : 10 Years Old

Sherry Bomb
Presentation : Cardboard box, some whisky and distillery information, clear bottle with cork stopper
Source : Manchester Airport Duty Free
Price : £83 Master Of Malt

Characteristics : 700ml, 40% ABV, Not Coloured, Chill Filtered 😒
Box/Bottle Information : "Colour Pale Gold, Nose a hint of sweet toffee balanced with dried fruits and sherry, Palate smooth with dried fruits, sherry, sweetness and wood smoke, Finish dried fruits, sweet toffee and a hint of wood spice."

Colour : Tawny (looks great).
Glance : Oily, leaves thick trails when swirled around the glass.
Nose : Sherry, sultanas.
Taste : Smooth, creamy, mouth filling sherry, leaving mild chilli on the tongue.
Finish : Not overly long, drying, smokey, malty.

Overall : In advance of taking part in The Macallan TweetTasting next week I thought I'd have another look at a bottle of the 10yo Sherry Finish sitting at the back of my shelf. I think Macallan have retired this version now, in preference to the 12yo, but you can still find a bottle at some retailers. Most of my recent drams have been from Islay (I'm turning into a bit of a fanboy!) but this malt was completely different - full on sherry in the nose and mouth - yummy!

Link : Not currently on the Macallan website.

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