I’ve never got round to buying a bottle of Macallan.
I did start off drinking easy sweet sherried whisky.
But since then a liking for punchy rye or smokey peat has grown & I’m not sure if Macallan deliver that style – so I’m not too pushed.
There’s also the hype around the brand.
High prices at auctions, glowing reviews, fantastic new distillery.
I’m always wary of hype – but my curiosity to explore overcame those inhibitions when a miniature sample came my way.
The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Cask is billed as a classic – let’s see what all the fuss is about.
Well it’s certainly richly sherried – almost juicy.
Very smooth delivery – a bit too smooth for my tastes.
A tingling of dry spice on the finish wraps up this elegant & easy sipper.
Still not convinced enough to buy a bottle!