Macallan Cask Strength
Strength: 59 %
Macallan Cask Strength is a sherry monster that makes Macallan 12 look weak by comparison. Rich, deep sherry and oak define the whisky and actually give the drink something of an antique quality even though the liquid is probably younger than 10 years. Mincemeat, chocolate raisins, dark cherries, and gingerbread. A chewy whisky with good balance between sweet malty and fruit notes and dry oak and spice notes. The finish is long and (assuming the right amount of water) has a good ginger kick to it. A lovely, complex dram that pushes how far sherry should impact a whisky. 93 points (A-).
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