Tag Archives: Macallan

Bad-ass Whisky Night #2 at De Whiskykoning

Last year I thought it was a good idea to organize a whisky tasting at Whiskyslijterij De Koning in Den Bosch. We already held an annual ‘winter whisky tasting’ there in November, with a line-up of six peated whiskies, focusing … Continue reading

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BTC 2016, sample 2: Macallan 18, 1998-2016, 43%, G&M Speymalt

I got points! Two days in a row! Sniff: Heavy on the nose, with some leathery sherry and heavy spirit. Quite earthy, with baked fruits (blackberries, plums). With a big inhale there’s a bit of a minty note. Black cherries. … Continue reading

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Autumn clearance

Well, not really a clearance since that would involve big discounts. The misses and I have decided that it’s finally time to start doing some construction on our attic. It’s been in the pipeline for a few years but we’ve … Continue reading

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Macallan 25, batch 5, 48.8% – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

In support of Compass Box’ Transparency Campaign, That Boutique-y Whisky Company have decided to add age statements to all their whiskies. This is a curious decision since the concept of the brand initially was to not do this. It might … Continue reading

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Two new youngsters from Gordon & MacPhail: Glenrothes 8yo (MacPhail’s Collection) and Macallan 2006 Speymalt

Last week a sort-of surprise package arrived from Elgin containing two wee samples of Glenrothes and Macallan. Both quite young at eight and nine years old. I was quite lucky there was anything in the package at all, since the … Continue reading

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Age vs. NAS round 5: Macallan Fine Oak 10 vs. Macallan Gold

At the time of tasting I didn’t know what these were of course, but it’s an interesting experiment for sure. If I would’ve gone into this tasting with knowledge of the samples, things might have been different since those Macallans … Continue reading

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Macallan 1991-2014, 23yo, 47.7% – SMWS (Northern Lights)

This fairly well aged Macallan from a refill hogshead came from my whisky buddy DSA, who sent it as a blind sample in our latest swap. He loves it, but I know Gal hates it. I think Bourbon matured Macallan … Continue reading

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