Macallan Sherry Cask Strength

Macallan Cask Strength

While in Newfoundland on vacation, I finally had a chance to try Macallan Sherry Cask Strength. This is the first Cask Strength whiskey I’ve tried, and I am smitten. I decided to purchase some Newfoundland specific wines instead of buying a bottle while there, thinking I’d be able to buy this either in Ontario or (next year) in Scotland.

It was then that I was informed by /r/Scotch[1] that the cask strength was being discontinued. And with that announcement, the price jumped from 70$ a bottle in Newfoundland to 100$ a bottle in Ontario.

I’m not a smart man.

Price: 99$ (Ontario, Canada)

Region: Highland

Abv: 58.5%

Colour: Light Coffee with Brick Dust

Nose: Caramel, raisins, Christmas Cake, toffee, currants, sherry, cherries, hot toddy on a winter day, nutmeg, brown sugar

Taste: Raisins, some alcohol burn, candied lemon peel, sherry, togarishi pepper, smoke, brown sugar

Finish: Huge sherry, chilli, light bacon, apple, cranberry wine, espresso

Conclusion: This is tied with Ardbeg Uigeadail for some of the best whisky I’ve ever tried. I am now considering buying another bottle, though I’ll probably wait until Macallan releases another cask strength. I’d recommend anyone try this, even if you aren’t a sherry cask or Highland region fan.


Scotch review #4, Highland review #1, Whisky network review #6

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