Anyone try Macallan cask strength

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Postby islayjunkie » Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:14 am

SasquatchMan wrote:Mix some of that in with a bit of salt, or spice, or something, and you'd have a real neat drink.


Ok, I'm adding sea salt, allspice and a sardine... hmmmmmm!

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Postby SasquatchMan » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:07 pm

IJ, don't they call that "Dead Man's Breath" in the pub? :D

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Stop Whinny

Postby JohnyyGuitar » Thu May 18, 2006 8:14 am

Oh Stop your whinning and drink your whiskey already !

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 18, 2006 9:40 am

Swanny,
we recently had a discussion on here about the Macallan CS bottlings.
I learned that there are various different ones, each having a slightly different strength and each released into different markets.

With the older style bottle (pre-2005) there is a variety of slightly different strengths:
I have the 58.8% in my collection and have just managed to buy one of the 57.2%.

Which was the bottling you tried?

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Postby bamber » Thu May 18, 2006 10:15 am

WH,
Swanny's not posted for over a year so I think you'll be lucky to get a response :)

I've had lots of bottles of this and I think the proof has varied, even though they've all been bought from Wow in the UK.

Is the 57.2% the one JM rates so highly ?

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 18, 2006 10:42 am

Aaaaaaargh sorry bamber, I saw the discussion here and replied without looking at dates!

I honestly don't know if JM rates this one highly, I will see if I can find more info.
I don't even see the 'normal' CS listed in any of my MJ Guides, just one US bottling.

WH

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Postby bamber » Thu May 18, 2006 11:29 am

It's funny MJ does not give it more attention given how much he likes a drop of Macallan.

Hmm, I really fancy a sherried Macallan now :)

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 18, 2006 12:06 pm

If you like sherried malts, then I highly recommend the Laddie 1986 (sherry).
It comes in a few variants:

Country Life
1986 Dark Sherry
1986 Maison du Whisky 50th Anniversary
1986 Munich whisky festival

Excellent stuff!
WH

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Postby bamber » Thu May 18, 2006 12:31 pm

Looks lovely but over my budget unfortunately (> £100 ?)

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 18, 2006 1:28 pm

Country Life does get expensive, but the others are usually to be found at just over €100.
Certainly 80 GBP should get one.

WH

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Postby Dubois » Fri May 19, 2006 5:09 pm

According to Jim Murray there is a difference between the CS you can buy in the store and the one you buy at the airport tax free shop.
In fact he rates the "store" much higher...

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Postby smokey » Sun May 21, 2006 1:12 am

Hello all, sasquatch man....what botteling did you get? I'd be curious to know. I've posted this info under the whisky poll thread, but since it came up again..

I just got three more litres of the 10cs at 58.2 (the duty free triangle sticker one) It's really cheap (3,800), (the only macallan i've tried) and what i don't understand is the price difference. It's very similar albeit less spicy/ complex than the a'bunndah.

There is a 10cs at 57.4 at my usual shop for 7,580 yen and it's only 750ml (blue writing on red label). I won't be tasting this one.

Islyjunkie, if you see the a'bunndah, I've drank the 6th, 10th, 13th and 14th bottelings and really like the 13 and 14. I couldn't believe my first taste. It blew me away. I used to add a little water, but i've stopped that now.

For those that appreciate a cigar, the partagas or romeo/juillets go really well with both of them.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu May 25, 2006 4:37 pm

I have a bottle of the 10 CS at 56.7%.

I do like it but for some reason I get a soapy finish from it???? Anybody else find this? It does not put me off a whisky but I do prefer my whisky without this trait.


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