Macallan 12

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Re: Macallan 12

Postby borgom » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:45 am

Yes, I have a Maca CS open right now :thumbsup:

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Re: Macallan 12

Postby Les Paul » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:56 pm

A fanastic single malt. A little on the expensive side....but worth it. The Force is strong with this scotch. 8)

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Re: Macallan 12

Postby scotchdrinker » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:07 pm

Macallan 12 is one of my staples. I have been drinking it for years and I just picked up a bottle for $40USD last week which is the cheapest in my area. I think it is a great well rounded whisky.

The only sad thing is I have never tried any other Macallans. I really want to try the 18, 15, and 30. What are the 10 and the CS like compared to the 12?

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Re: Macallan 12

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:26 pm

scotchdrinker wrote:What are the 10 and the CS like compared to the 12?

I don't know about the current 10YO, but in days gone by, this was the one that first brought me to the delights of Macallan. If my memory serves me well, it was slightly rounder, less spirity and softer than the 12YO, and had a decidedly sweet (almost 'sticky') Sherry component... Not all that unlike the differences between the 10YO and 12YO Glenfarclas bottlings.

The CS is hotter around the edges, and here, the impact of the Sherry-seasoned oak takes on a more spicy and resin-like rather than a wine-like quality when compared to the standard 10YO and 12YO editions. Whereas I'm often perfectly content to consume most Aberlour a'bunadh releases at full strength, I find that the Macallan CS really performs much better with a drop of water to calm things down and open up the whisky.

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Re: Macallan 12

Postby borgom » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:37 am

Hmmm the 10yo sounds great. I'll have to try that one, if I can find a bottle....

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Re: Macallan 12

Postby just-one-more » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:51 pm

I got a chance to have both the Macallan 12 and 15 at my brother's last weekend (he makes more than me :) ). I was surprised to prefer the 12. It is worthy, quite worthy!

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Re: Macallan 12

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:04 am

scotchdrinker wrote:Macallan 12 is one of my staples. I have been drinking it for years and I just picked up a bottle for $40USD last week which is the cheapest in my area. I think it is a great well rounded whisky.

The only sad thing is I have never tried any other Macallans. I really want to try the 18, 15, and 30. What are the 10 and the CS like compared to the 12?


The 18 is one of the finest scotches I have ever had. Currently saving my money to buy a bottle. the 15 yr old fine oak has been a disappointment for me on the other hand.

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Re: Macallan 12

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:23 am

Novice Scotch Fan wrote:
scotchdrinker wrote:Macallan 12 is one of my staples. I have been drinking it for years and I just picked up a bottle for $40USD last week which is the cheapest in my area. I think it is a great well rounded whisky.

The only sad thing is I have never tried any other Macallans. I really want to try the 18, 15, and 30. What are the 10 and the CS like compared to the 12?


The 18 is one of the finest scotches I have ever had. Currently saving my money to buy a bottle. the 15 yr old fine oak has been a disappointment for me on the other hand.


I agree...and I agree!

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Re: Macallan 12

Postby borgom » Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:52 am

Yeah, I had a bottle of the FO15 a year or two back and while it was a lovely scotch I was left wondering what all the fuss was about.


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