Macallan travel

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Macallan travel

Postby Grass Snake » Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:21 pm

It's my Grandads 80th birthday next month, and he's a big fan of the macallan.

I thought of buying him a bottle of the Macallan 20s travel edition, as this is the decade he was born in.

Does anyone have any comments on this bottling and whether it is worth buying?


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Postby Lawrence » Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:54 pm

I've tasted all the Macallan Travel series and found them to be similar in style, good whisky and a bit of a gimmick but still good whisky in the bottle.

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Postby Admiral » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:22 am

I've had the 1920's and the 1930's bottlings. Pleasant enough Macallans.

Michael Jackson scores them all reasonably equally; Jim Murray gave the 1930's a big thumbs up, but was pretty critical of the others.

However, they've been out for some time, and bottlings (particularly from Macallan) have been pretty variable, so don't let an old negative review put you off - chances are, what you purchase today will be very different whisky to what both MJ and JM reviewed.

Personally, I think your grandfather will be thrilled with the bottle and the concept, regardless of the quality of the malt inside.


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macallan 20's

Postby PeatPirate » Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:39 pm

Hi G Snake,

The Macallan 20's is a quite enjoyable dram in my opinion. Spicy with a lot of sherry and polished oak. Smooth an smoky like the present day macallan 18 1985 (not the fine oak series but the sherry cask edition).

I'm almost sure your granddad will love it.

Grtz. PP

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