Macallan 1956

  • Distillery: Macallan
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UK 80°proof, what means 45,85%. Official bottling - label says Campbell Hope & King for Rinaldi.

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Pleasant feeling and interesting emotion - I have "real old" old Macalland sample in my glass. I never had such and old vintage. Anyway, I'm expressing my momentarily pleasure and impression.
Aroma: full of raisins, matured rum, burnt sugar. Orange liqueur with cloves. Nuts and dry wood. Notes of chalk, old furniture and leather emerge, complimented by various herbs.
Palate: ripe fruits, velvet dance of sherry, leather and old books. Bitter chocolate mixes well with dried sweet fruits. Old tobacco box. I didn't try many malts from old vintages, but this one seems real old school sherried malt. I love it. Finish: dry, with raisins, black chocolate, leather (lots of it!) and orange peel.
Comments: impressive old sherried malt. In this league I was experienced malts from Glenfarclas, Glendronach and some older Strahislas from Gordon and Macphail only, maybe some sherried Bunnas also. But this one is as good or even wee bit better than many others. I would like to have opportunity to try malt like this more often.. Let's not forget this malt is 15 year old!


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