Macallan Gold was released in late 2012 as part of a series of colour-themed bottlings introduced to replace the distillery's age-statement expressions. Produced from 9-15yo first fill and refill sherry casks, it was designed to sit between the now-defunct 10yo Sherry Oak and 10yo Fine Oak bottlings.
Aroma Pungent, vanilla, fresh pressed apple juice and citrus zest with dark chocolate garnish and subtle oakyness.
Taste Dry cinnamon and ginger toasty spiced oak, smoothed by vanilla and dark chocolate, freshened with apple, zesty lemon and orange.
Aftertaste Dry oak lingers with cinnamon spice.
Diffordsguide Rating - 4/5
Customer Reviews:(7 reviews)
50th birthday gift from work colleagues. Simply a really nice malt scotch - great nose and flavour.
- anonymous, 24th August
Macallan make one of the 5 signature malts of all scotch whisky's produced. This 1824 series is without doubt a fine example of such quality. Smooth, rich with hints of sweetness to the palate. A true master.
- RGO, 23rd June
Light but very complex ja balanced honey-citrus-apple show from Macallan. Much better than Amber and almost reasonable priced. However, I'll buy again.
- Mikko, 13th March
I got a bottle for my 47th birthday off my good friend Bernard..I have been enjoying malt for more than 20 years and this gold is the most pleasant I have tasted
- glen atkinson, 1st Oct '13
I've been drinking Malts and blends of all ages for a good number of years. This is by far the nicest I've tasted. I would strongly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good dram.
- Darryl , 12th Sep '13
agree with sean,got bottle for fathers day,a fantastic whisky,my new no1,great taste throughout,delivers every time,fantastic,give it a go you will be back for more,enjoy!!!
- steve toulson, 16th Jun '13
Just got a bottle last night at my birthday whisky session/celebration (8 lads, 9 drams = EPIC!!)... Beautiful stuff... Nose delivers on the notes above. Chocolate notes stand out and occasionally you get a hint at marzipan. Palate is gorgeously smooth, I can only sum it up as "elegant". No harshness here. At 35quid a bottle, definitely recommend.
- Sean Sankey, 19th Dec '12
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