Tasting Notes / Bottles from The Macallan



Macallan 11 Year Old Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Macallan 11 Year Old Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Part of the new range of single cask single malt whiskies from the Douglas Laing Provenance range.

Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask
Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask

Announced a while back the Macallan 12 year old Double cask is matured in both european sherry oak and american bourbon oak.

Macallan 15yr PX Cask Finish (Darkness)
Macallan 15yr PX Cask Finish (Darkness)

A while back we talked on here about the new Darkness Range from Maverick Drinks of Sherry finished and matured whiskies which added a bit extra to the drams.

Macallan 1992 Black Gold (Morrison and Mackay)
Macallan 1992 Black Gold (Morrison and Mackay)

Black a Gold is the best of the best from the Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask series from Morrison and Mackay and with a Macallan that’s 25/26 years old and single cask you know why it’s in this series.

Macallan 2006 Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)
Macallan 2006 Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

Another from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign this Macallan 2006 from the Speymalt series looks very interesting for what is effectively a 9 year old Macallan.

Macallan 23 Year Old Spirit Drink (WhiskyBroker)
Macallan 23 Year Old Spirit Drink (WhiskyBroker)

This is a really interesting dram a 23 Year Old Macallan that due to a leaky cask went below the 40% ABV minimum to be called whisky and as such is a Spirit Drink.

Macallan 25yr Batch 5 (That Boutiquey Whisky Co)
Macallan 25yr Batch 5 (That Boutiquey Whisky Co)

So the That Boutiquey Whisky Company drams now all have age statements and this, now sold out, Macallan 25 year old is one of the first to feature the age statement.

Macallan 29yr (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
Macallan 29yr (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

I know a lot of people who would be jumping over obstacles for a chance to try this but for me Macallan has never really been one of those distilleries i've got on with very well at all so this is one i'm not as looking forward to as the others.

Macallan 40yr 1977 XOP (Douglas Laing)
Macallan 40yr 1977 XOP (Douglas Laing)

There are a few distilleries in Scotland which have a bit of a reputation around the world, for me due to good marketing rather that whisky quality, and Macallan is one of them, but despite that i was seriously looking forward to trying this one.

Macallan Edition No.2
Macallan Edition No.2

This Macallan Edition No.2 was launched recently as a limited edition to show the strength of co-creation and mastery when using sherry casks from 4 different bodegas.

Macallan Rare Cask Black
Macallan Rare Cask Black

This is an interesting Travel Retail only bottling which has gone mental at auctions with people paying around double the £300 selling price which is crazy especially as it's still available to buy.

SMWS 24.110 - A winter warmer by the fireside
SMWS 24.110 - A winter warmer by the fireside

My best mate, and long term #dramlaxing buddy David Alexander recently joined up as a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The Macallan 15 Year Old Cask Sample (Douglas Laing)
The Macallan 15 Year Old Cask Sample (Douglas Laing)

This Macallan 15 year old cask sample was tasted back in April 2014 on a visit to Douglas Laing HQ in Glasgow.

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1995
The Macallan 18 Year Old 1995

When you get a The Macallan whisky which still has an age statement on it you know it's either from their older stock or from their rarer ranges and thats the case with this The Macallan 18 Year Old 1

The Macallan Amber (1824 Series)
The Macallan Amber (1824 Series)

Tasted at the unveiling of the 1824 series and again after with samples from The Macallan.

The Macallan Gold (1824 Series)
The Macallan Gold (1824 Series)

The Macallan has unveiled The 1824 Series, a range showcasing two of its greatest strengths; oak sherry casks and natural colour.

The Macallan Ruby (1824 Series)
The Macallan Ruby (1824 Series)

Tasted at the unveiling of the 1824 series and again after with samples from The Macallan.

The Macallan Sienna (1824 Series)
The Macallan Sienna (1824 Series)

Tasted at the unveiling of the 1824 series and again after with samples from The Macallan.