Scotch Review #67: The Macallan 12 Year Triple Cask Matured
Color: 0.4, Jonquil / Ripe Corn. Natural color.
Nose (according to the wife): A bit of smoke/charcoal and a bit of ethanol. Not great.
Palate: Mouthfeel is creamy but a bit on the thin side. Golden raisins really pop up as the main note along with some citrus rind and a tart, fruity note (I was thinking that artificial raspberry flavor). Some oak spices round out the palate on this one.
Finish: Medium in length. More golden raisins, a hint of candied ginger, and some oak spices.
Conclusion: I was always a fan of the old Fine Oak 10 year (though it really split opinions). It was a great, easy, daily drinker kind of whisky. I was hoping that this one, with a fancy new bottle and a few extra years, would at least be similar and it is. It’s a nice light dram with some refreshing fruity notes. It’s not going to knock your socks off but there’s a few nice flavors in here that make it work. Would I buy a bottle? I’ll probably keep one around.
Final Score: 77.
Scotch whisky review #67, Speyside review #30, Whisky Network Review #90
- 96-100: The perfect dram, nectar of the gods.
- 90-95: Near perfect, there is something truly special about this whisky.
- 85-89: Amazing, will always try to keep a bottle of this in my collection (if feasible).
- 80-84: Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the whisky keeping it here.
- 75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink.
- 70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
- 60-69: Meh, still drinkable.
- Below 59: If you have a bottle of this, start cooking with it instead.