The Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak 40%

Another offering from Macallan, it’s expensive for sure but is it worth it? Let’s have a look.

This Fine Oak offering is bottled at 40% and doesn’t need water although I found a few drops brought out some interesting flavours.

Thanks to Steve Rush at The Whisky Wire and The Macallan for the sample.

Nose. Light, toasted malt, buttery toast warming to vanilla and toffee notes. Touch of oak, a little bit of spiced fruit too, pink peppercorns.

Palate. Sweet caramel and fudge, orange and raspberries I think. More fruit comes out with water, melon and white grapes and some spice too.

Finish. Over all quick. Nicely sweet and with a touch of spiced oak and butter.

This is a whisky that it’s impossible to find fault with but in some ways it’s a little too perfect, almost sterile, I imagine if I had a dozen drams from a dozen different bottles they would all taste exactly the same and I prefer my whiskies to challenge me somewhat.

If though you like your whisky to do exactly what it says on the tin then I’d think this is the whisky for you.

The Captain.

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