Bartels Whisky Macallan Tasting Notes

Posted: November 4, 2015 in Macallan, Scotch Whisky H-Z

Highland Laird Macallan 1995 (15 year old) ?abv

Dist: 1995 Btl: 2015

Aromas of gorgeously dusty American oak – vanilla pod and custard powder. Hints of summer flowers, herbal honey, malt and earth follow. With time the aromas darken a little and become very herbal. Hints of acacia and white liquorice appear.

The palate is succulent and moist with honey, apricot, apple, malt and vanilla pod. Like the nose it becomes quite herbal and the alcohol begins to nip a little. Good length with the barley and vanilla lingering.

A drop of water unfortunately brings out the oils to the extent where they mute all the other aromas. Whilst on the palate it emphasises the earthiness and it has also brought out a faint mustiness. I must admit that I didn’t expect it to take water this badly.


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