Taste of the macallan 12
Color: then macallan 12
Deep gold Nose: Strong raisin, currant, plum and baking-spice notes, with hints of honey and heather as it opens up
Palate: Upfront, it’s a fruitcake medley of warm bread, soaked raisins, cloves and a hint of black pepper. On the midpalate, it’s medium- to full-bodied, with a buttery softness and more baked bread. Toward the back of the throat, you get a warm spice-and-fruit exit, with a hint of wet tobacco leaf.
Finish: Medium to medium-long finish of baked pear, cigar, black pepper and clove
Hence, Macallan is a brand in an enviable position: It’s one of the largest single malt distilleries in Scotland with a dedicated fan base. It has solid and popular entry-level options but also boasts one the most robust (and expensive) upper-tier portfolios with 40-, 50- and 60-year expressions regularly released and auctioned for ridiculous sums. In 2018, the label, which dates back to 1824, opened a brand-spanking-new distillery and visitor experience.