I want to buy a bottle though am unsure .... the choices are:
2 different packagings of Macallan Cask, the first is with the new bottle/package (I think the abv is 58.6).... the other one is a beige box with orange stripe, the bottle has an orange label (abv is 58.8 and I see that the cask strength 10 yr is 58.8, yet this Macallan has no age statement..... so is it just a 10? or no?)also this one says Unfiltered Cask Strength while the newer one does not.
the third option I have is to get a gift pack with Mac 10, Mac 10 cask and Elegancia(sp)..... all 3 options are similar in price.
any help would be appreciated, thanks!
It is al ovely dram. Heavily sherried, strong in alcohol, and quite a little bomb of a whisky. A lot og vanilla and oak, i thought. And some smokey undertones. Long beatiful aftertaste. I actualy nedded to zip it a few times before the tastebuds got used to it. But after that, it was pure joy. I can't understand why I haven't tried it lately. I certainly will drink more of it in the near future. I have no problems recomending you to try it.
I remember i bought it two years back, because Whiskymag reported it was one of the best whiskies to pair with cuban cigars. It was difficult to find, but I remember thinking it was worth it, sitting with a few of my friends, each with a nice fat cuban in one hand, and a Macallan in the other. That was a lovely night!
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I want to buy a bottle though am unsure .... ...the third option I have is to get a gift pack with Mac 10, Mac 10 cask and Elegancia(sp)..... all 3 options are similar in price. ...any help would be appreciated, thanks!
If you want to do a sampling to expand your whsiky knowledge, I'd recommend option 3. I've enjoyed the Elegancia at several tastings but do not own a bottle due to scarcity. I own the CS in the red box like kljostad owns and I suspect it's the older version.
I did an online search and found out that the orange/red label is for the US market.... I think I will buy it (only 2 bottles in store) as I think the newer packaging will take over...... so probably good to buy the 'old' package.... I'd like to try all though funds dictate.... I have read that Elegancia is a Mac light?
probably good to get it though it is a one or the other buy atm.....
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