Whisky Review: Macallan 2008 SMWS 24.148
Macallan 2008 SMWS 24.148 / 63.4% / ¥16,800
The next Macallan single cask from a parcel of Oloroso casks aged 10 years and then finished in various hogsheads is 24.148. It spent its last two years in a first-fill ex-Oloroso hogshead, yielding 335 bottles again.
Dark, darker — yet unexpectedly approachable. A single malt from oloroso butts, married in a first fill Spanish oak oloroso hogshead since 2018.
- Color: old oak (1.8)
- Nose: wood shavings, blueberries, malt, rose tea; chocolate fudge
- Taste: oily and sweet, foamed milk, strawberry jam; some acidity, pine, and cut grass
- Finish: long: butyric acid, nuttiness, and more milk
This sister cask to the PX finished 24.150 lack a lot of the complexity and richness, and also includes some off-putting milky/vomit notes. It’s not for me, but good try!