Macallan CS NAS versus Macallan CS 10yo

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Macallan CS NAS versus Macallan CS 10yo

Postby charlano » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:12 pm

I bought a bottle of Macallan CS NAS lately and I noticed that there are 2 CS expression in Macallan's sherry matured range. The NAS and the 10yo. What is the difference between the two ? The website of Macallan only seems to show the 10yo cask strength. Even where I bought it, they state it as being the 10yo CS in their inventory, which is not.

Is there any difference, or is it just a label change ?

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Re: Macallan CS NAS versus Macallan CS 10yo

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:12 pm

Ostensibly, the NO-AGE-STATEMENT released in North America is a melding of Sherry cask matured Macallans of around 10 years of age. Therefore, as Ganga says, there should not be a significant difference between this version and the 10 Year Old bottling for the European market.

Personally, I find the NAS version benefits greatly from the addition of a little water, which tends to subdue what is otherwise a rather 'brute-force' whisky with a decided spirity edge to it. In this regard, I feel the Macallan CS falls just short of the Aberlour a'bunadh, which I can very often imbibe at full strength.

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Re: Macallan CS NAS versus Macallan CS 10yo

Postby charlano » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:04 pm

Ok thanks for your answers :)


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