Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Just in from Macallan

This Duncan Taylor Dimensions bottling of a 16yr old Macallan is unique. Take a look at the color - this is NOT the typical sherry cask from Mac. I admit that I tend to prefer the bourbon casks. Better is when they are blended with sherry the way that Springbank does it. That is why i tend to prefer the FIne Oak line from Macallan over the the regular line. This is a great example of my preference. I have a few of these in stock if anyone wants.

Nose: Stewing sultanas and apples with cinnamon and nutmeg providing a spicy afterthought.
Palate: The palate displays honeyed sweetness and a silky texture with notes of dried fruits and chocolate in the background.
Finish: The finish is long and wholesome with notes of cocoa powder and vanilla extract leading to candied orange peel
Overall: This is a full-bodied Macallan righteously cask-strength and proud.

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