Macallan Amber
1824 Series

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Macallan Amber / 1824 Series
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An, unsurprisingly, amber-coloured dram from Macallan, part of the colour-named 1824 Series. It's matured in sherry casks and chosen to be more fully flavoured than the Gold but more restrained than the Sienna. A great example of what Macallan can do with good-quality oak.

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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
  • Toast Toast
  • Grape Grape

Macallan Amber Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Pain aux raisins and brioche, with some cleansing grapey notes and toasty spice.

    Palate: Cinnamon and boozy raisins. Rich texture, mouthfilling, but still precise and clean. Easy to drink.

    Finish: Boozy apple crumble, with cinnamon and milk chocolate.

19 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    23 February

    An easy-drinking scotch – smooth and enjoyable.

  • 5
    21 November 2018

    Haven’t tried the product! It’s a Christmas present! However, I do know that the recipient loves Macallan whisky! I loved the standard of the engraving. Thank you.

  • 4
    27 September 2018

    Smooth, easy drinking

  • 4
    21 August 2018

    An excellent scotch. Very clean, smooth sweet with a little heat. One of the best for under 80$(CAD)

  • 2
    18 August 2018

    Quite a different type of character. Definitely not as good as the 12 or 15 year. I'm not getting much of the fruit that others write about. Almost getting bit of brine and salt water. Had high hopes based on other reviews but this one is not for me.

  • 4
    11 January 2018

    Macallan Amber is gentle on the nose, with the subtlety of oak, sherry, vanilla and citrus coming through invitingly in a `spirited' fashion. It retains this gentleness on the palate with a nice somewhat fruity-spicy finish.

  • 1
    12 September 2017

    I am a beginning Whisky drinker bit this is by far the worst whisky i ever tasted. No character at all. Only taste is nasty and artificial. No finish whatsoever. I doubt whether this really is a whisky. I had high hopes for Macallan but this will be my first and last bottle.

  • 4
    7 July 2017

    Nice single malt, subtle and caressing. A good choice for a "Me" time...

  • 3
    31 January 2017

    Not a fan. Nose is superficial. Mouth slightly alcoholic, not quite full. Aftertaste slightly fruity and rich. Enjoyable but not all the way. 12y.o. better.

  • 1
    9 August 2016

    Nose is good, water mouth feel and the fisnish is short and forgetable. Would not recommend or buy another bottle.

  • 5
    6 February 2016

    One of my favourites. Although pricey, the amber presents itself with a wonderful colour tone and appeal. Tastes are bold and inspiring. This whisky gives a strong pleasure, and a sharp finish.

  • 1
    24 December 2015

    Terrible, absolutely terrible. I orderd a dram in a bar and i got this awfull whiskey. On the nose it was interesting, sherry notes mixed with roasted coffee beans and chocolate. But the palate was very bland as if it was waterd down, an extremly thin taste. Just boring. Finish was short, almost nonexistant and i thank the gods for that. Maybe the barman messed something up, but it wasn't what i expected.

  • 4
    30 October 2015

    This is a very good whisky, is it as good as their more premium offerings, no however, it''s a decent dram for the money! The nose is very fruity and hint of caramel and toffee is evident, think Christmas cake! The initial taste is quite sharp which reminds me of oak but it mellows quickly and ends smoothly, a great smooth whisky.

  • 3
    12 October 2015

    A decent whisky, however the 12 year old is better in my opinion

  • 3
    30 January 2015

    I mean, it''s pretty good. It hits all the right notes, the problem is that it is quite evidently supposed to be the same as the 12 it replaced and it comes up way short and carries a bigger price tag to boot. even as good as the 12 is, for the 92 they were asking here in Ontario it was alot, and the 100 they are asking for this is wah too much. not a bad dram but doesn''t live up to the 12 it''s supposed to replace

  • 4
    23 June 2014

    This is a very different experience to the Gold which is worth avoiding. All be it without an age statement, its still a very enjoyable smooth single malt.

  • Anonymous 26 March 2014

    Macallan, Macallan, what are you doing. Weak nose and thin taste, this will not end good.

  • Aligav 7 October 2013

    Stupendous cinnamon spiced nose. Just pour a dram and sniff this and you'll think its Christmas. Palate is surprisingly a bit thin after the nose but sweetie shop delicious nonetheless. Finish is short but satisfying. The best value of the range I think.

  • rico 16 May 2013

    Quality apart, it is very difficult to navigate through the Macallan's range now. Don't know whether this was a good move as far as the marketing and Macallan's afficionados is concerned.