Macallan Gold70cl / 40%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Macallan Gold Reviews
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: Sweet notes of toffee and custard tarts balanced by some fresh green-apple skin.
Palate: Cinnamon, raisins, baked apples, panna cotta. Quite rich and weighty.
Finish: Smooth, rich and clean.
Tasting Notes for CLASS Magazine
Clear, burnished gold.
Pungent, vanilla, fresh pressed apple juice and citrus zest with dark chocolate garnish and subtle oakyness.
Dry cinnamon and ginger toasty spiced oak, smoothed by vanilla and dark chocolate, freshened with apple, zesty lemon and orange.
Dry oak lingers with cinnamon spice.
Diffordsguide Rating - 4/5
23 Customer Reviews
Legs are slow and oily, even after chill filtering, suggests higher temperature fermentation. Nose - sweet, dark chocolate, citrus, malty , nutty and spicey due to short fermentation. Vanilla. Palate - sweet, orange, spicey. Finish - estery, sweet, orange, chocolate. Typical Speyside with short fermentation and I suspect very very narrow cuts with lower cut in the high 60s percentage ABV. Reasonable for the price, but nothing too special.
Legs, slow, oily. Nose - sweet, estery, citrus, , marmalade, strong dark chocolate is one of the first aromas, subsides after ten minutes, malt, spicy, green apple, reflecting a short fermentation. Some dark fruits. Palate - sweet, citrus, orange, marmalade, slight green apple, spicy. Plenty of body, oily from cask and short fermentation. Would suggest relatively high temperature in fermentation. Ethyl Acetates broken down by Lactobacilli to Acetate esters and Ethyl esters. Suggests high Foreshot cut with narrow cuts. Finish - fairly long, sweet, estery, citrus, orange and marmalade, astringent from tannins. No sulphur notes suggesting no candle used to fumigate cask. Conclusion - as a Speyside is good, but not imo a classic.
Can't understand all these negative reviews? True it's not the most mind blowing whisky and just because it says Macallan don't expect the very best- but it's very easy drinking.. let it rest in the glass for a while before tasting.. lovely apple , raisins and honey sweetness coming through and a nice oaky finish .. I would buy another bottle for sure.. Easy 4 stars
great mixed with UmBongo, the fruityness of the mixer works well with the oakiness of the malt
excellent colour and flavour notes!
Terrible, tried this after assuming it would be good as the name suggests. I would never purchase a bottle.
For a cheap to mid-priced whisky, it slides down like velvet, with a sweet but balanced taste. Definitely my go-to whisky...
Rough, harsh, green-wood aftertaste and a splitting headache in the morning after 2 drams. A disgrace to the name Macallan. Bring back the 10.
This is a fantastic malt full of flavour, citrus to start then a fantastic smooth finish. I don't what whisky Felix carbury was tasting but it wasn't macallan, stick to water
I rate this as the best whisky around for the price. It's far nicer than most above the price actually! Wonderfully smooth.
Dreadful. Nasty, harsh, burning.
If you like your whisky sweet this is the one for you. Probably the sweetest malt I have ever tasted. It is full of honey interlaced with chocolate and biscuit notes. Smooth and satisfying. The only problem is it is so moreish.
New product but good old quality.Still knew it was a Macallan !
simply my favourite whisky
Smooth and fresh. Lovely citrus and apple nose.
Absolutely the Best Whisky. Lovely Christmas Git
50th birthday gift from work colleagues. Simply a really nice malt scotch - great nose and flavour.
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.
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.
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