Whisky Review: Macallan 2008 SMWS 24.148

Elliott
Dec 3, 2021
I would have wished for a wee bit more effort on this one…

Macallan 2008 SMWS 24.148 / 63.4% / ¥16,800

Tasted neat

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!

Rating: 4/10

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Elliott

Personal interests in literature, SF, and whisky/whiskey/scotch, Software Engineer by Trade