Deliciously smooth, with rich dried fruits and sherry, balanced with wood smoke and spice. Described by Paul Pacult, the renowned international whisky writer, in his book Kindred Spirits as: "simply the best 12 Year Old single malt around".
Nose: Vanilla with hints of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke
Palate: Deliciously smooth, with rich dried fruits and sherry, balanced with wood smoke and spice
Finish: Sweet toffee, dried fruits, lingering wood smoke and spice
Customer Reviews:(22 reviews)
An absolute delight. Smokey and smooth, rich and refined. This is the scotch your grandfather would be proud to see you drinking during/after a long day at the office.
- Tim, 5th August
I always LOVE the Macallan-12, but we only have the GOLD/etc... series in Canada now. I have to go to the USA to smuggle a few bottles back at 62$US/bot. Alas, I have to supplement it with Glendronach-12 (or Aberlour-12) from time to time, to avoid depleting my bottles to quickly !
- Toronto Tim (Canada), 26th June
Tasted this one by chance and could not get it out of my mind - an incredible contrast to the peats I was familiar with (e.g. Laphroaig). Lucky for me The Whisky Exchange delivers to the antipodes! Unluckily I have one stashed away for the boy as a coming of age gift ...
- John PE, 6th March
You just want to finish the bottle and go to get another one! That how good it is. For me at least..
- John, 21st January
This is definitely a mature man,s Scotch! Enjoy my friend>
- Kenneth B.Marshall, 16th Dec '13
This a definitely a mature man's Scotch. Enjoy my friend!!
- KBM, 6th Aug '13
Plain Jane to me, not much complexity. Overpriced, but decent quality Macallan.
- Mikko, 19th Jul '13
Being someone who is just developing a collection of whiskey/scotch, I just purchased a bottle of Macallan 12. Delightfully smooth start, with a hint of the sherry. A warm finish, with no fire. Of the half dozen bottles in my cache, it is IMO the most pleasant.
- Chef grey, 11th May '13
The first Macallan i ever tasted,,,& it won't be the last.
A lovely dram, & a unique "Macallan" taste.
- anonymous, 22nd Nov '12
I have tasted the Glenlivet 15 year (French Reserve),the Glenffidch 12 year, Johnnine Walker Black, and now Macallan 12 year old! All are vastly distinct in taste,aroma,personality if I may. If i had to choose my personal favorite,I perfer Glenlivet 15 year (French Reserve).... A mature man of taste> Enjoy my friend.
- Kenneth B.Marshall , 16th Aug '12
Very nice and easy to drink, lovely sherry sweetness but can't help thinking that it would be better at 46%-48% alc. needs a bit more ooomph on the finish.
- anonymous, 31st Dec '11
I love this, even over the 18, for it's sweet nose
- Fred, 19th Nov '11
Great sherry nose with plenty of fruitcake and dates. Tastes delicious, rich sherry, dried fruits and subtle malt. The finish is good with a little spice but comes up a bit short. Perhaps not the best sherry cask malt out there these days but still the benchmark against which others should be judged.
- Kevin H, 26th Oct '11
I wish they would bring back the sherry oaks on a regular basis.
- anonymous, 15th Aug '11
Managed to pick up a bottle in Thailand and very happy with this whisky nice and smooth.
- Derek, 31st Oct '10
This whiskey is my second ultimate experience, exceeded only by the 18 year old version
- Dr John, 29th Oct '10
I'm tempted, would you say this is worth the extra money over the Macallan Fine Oak and Sherry Oak expressions?
- Manu, 19th Jul '10
I love this one, the sherry makes it smooth and sweet, a hint of smoke and floure, this is by far my favorite 12 yo I've tasted, I will always keep a bottle of this at the house, and the price is good
- anonymous, 17th Mar '10
A wonderful whisky, but drink it before heading into the peaty and smoky Islay or the powerful Skye. Otherwise its subtlties will go underappreciated. I love The Macallans fullness of flavor.
- Aaron McNaught, 30th Jan '10
Neat or the rocks, nothing compares to Macallan! Simply the best. Period!