The Macallan 18 Year

images-2This 18 year Highland area single malt Scotch has been matured in sherry oak from Jerez, Spain, picking up a darker copper color.

The nose is a sweet maple with vanilla and orange.

The flavor profile is subtle, asking you to tease them out rather than hitting you over the head with bold notes. The 86┬░ proof shows through with a light burn and teams up with the cinnamon notes to give a spicy warmth, a small nip on the palate. The dried oranges and florals bathe the tongue with a buttery feel.

It exists leaving a mealy grain afterthought.

A solid performer.

86┬░ proof; $170/bottle

3/5 Rating