Whisky Review: Macallan 2008 SMWS 24.156 12 Year Old

A fearlessly brave Macallan experiment!

Macallan 2008 SMWS 24.156 12 Year Old / 63.7%

yes, it’s cola.
The heading says it all - poised and balanced.  A single malt from oloroso butts, married in a first fill American oak PX hogshead since 2018.
A mysterious, slightly opaque, however deeply engrossing aroma, roasted pine nuts, treacle tart, balsamic strawberries, plums, figs and raisins. You must taste it yourself to believe it – coffee, caramel, nuts, dried fruits the list really could go on A drop of water and an oriental perfume emerged out of nowhere to blend with an exquisite mouth-coating orange sponge, cinnamon and nutmeg ice cream and an authentic Turkish coffee.
  • Color: brown sherry (1.9)
  • Nose: very sweet sherry, malt, honey barbeque, christmas cake, and a little vinegar
  • Taste: px sherry bomb; stewed plums and figs, clover, shaoxing wine, cola
  • Finish: long, coating your throat in syrup, rich leather, a hint of mint



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