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Macallan 15yr PX Cask Finish (Darkness) Review

Macallan 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish 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.

After a bad experience with some sherried whiskies recently i've been taking a bit of a break from them and trying to refresh my palate so when a chance discussion with fellow blogger Barry Bradford (@TheWhiskyphiles) of the The Whisky Philes Blog was of guest blogging I was always going to suggest getting him to do the Sherried Drams.

There were also a couple of Benrinnes that Barry reviewed for us, the PX cask and Oloroso cask finish.

Thanks again to Maverick Drinks for the sample

Barry Said - "I scored an impressive 89 points. More-sherried than usual Macallans and well done too"

Tasting Notes & Details


Nutty, figgy, sweet, sherry trifle, hundreds and thousands, walnut, hazelnut, brazil nut and pecan, rich fruitcake, raisin, like walking into a tobacconists or opening a cigar box, proper rolling tobacco (Golden Virginia brand), Paula was convinced she could smell her Grandpa's pipe smoke in here too!, cereal barley malt, leather book bindings a little well-thumbed.


Orange zest, fruity, again nutty with walnut and hazelnut latte, mocha, some tang or spice to it - more so than orange zest, chocolate - rich and dark, cigar boxes, tobacco leaf, tobacconists, old leather armchairs


Long, spiced, sweet and nutty, mouth-watering and dark dried fruits

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Macallan 15yr PX Cask Finish (Darkness)
Age: 15
ABV: 52.30
Distiller: The Macallan
Bottler: Maverick Drinks
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 15/10/2015 by Barry

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