Macallan Gold

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Macallan Gold
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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.
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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Ginger Ginger
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Apple Apple
  • Oak Oak

Macallan Gold Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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

20 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    19 September

    great mixed with UmBongo, the fruityness of the mixer works well with the oakiness of the malt

  • 5
    8 July

    excellent colour and flavour notes!

  • 1
    3 July

    Terrible, tried this after assuming it would be good as the name suggests. I would never purchase a bottle.

  • 5
    16 March

    For a cheap to mid-priced whisky, it slides down like velvet, with a sweet but balanced taste. Definitely my go-to whisky...

  • 1
    8 March

    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.

  • 5
    18 February

    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

  • 5
    27 November 2015

    I rate this as the best whisky around for the price. It's far nicer than most above the price actually! Wonderfully smooth.

  • 1
    14 November 2015

    Dreadful. Nasty, harsh, burning.

  • 4
    8 November 2015

    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.

  • 5
    26 July 2015

    New product but good old quality.Still knew it was a Macallan !

  • 5
    8 July 2015

    simply my favourite whisky

  • 4
    12 March 2015

    Smooth and fresh. Lovely citrus and apple nose.

  • 5
    24 November 2014

    Absolutely the Best Whisky. Lovely Christmas Git

  • 5
    24 August 2014

    50th birthday gift from work colleagues. Simply a really nice malt scotch - great nose and flavour.

  • 5
    23 June 2014

    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.

  • Mikko 13 March 2014

    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.

  • glen atkinson 1 October 2013

    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

  • Darryl 12 September 2013

    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.

  • steve toulson 16 June 2013

    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!!!

  • Sean Sankey 19 December 2012

    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.