Macallan 1841 Replica75cl / 41.7%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
The 1841 was the third in a series of controversial replica bottlings of Macallan from the distillery. Whatever the provenance of the bottles that were replicated, the whisky is meant to be tremendous (the late great Michael Jackson gave this a 95 point score), ensuring that this is one of the most popular of these famous (notorious?) bottlings.
Macallan 1841 Replica Reviews
Tasting Notes by Michael Jackson
Nose: Incongruously, very fresh. Fudge with vanilla essence and pistachio nuts.
Palate: Silky. Fresh, appetising. Sweet but not cloying. Light, fresh, delicate, notes of orange-blossom honey.
Finish: Very gentle acidity gives balancing dryness.
Comment: Delicious whisky, of true sophistication and style. Tasted blindfold, it seems a perfect whisky for today, not an evocation of the past. I would re-package it as 2041. 95 points.