Macallan 12 Year Old
Sherry Oak

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Macallan 12 Year Old / Sherry Oak
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Deliciously smooth, with rich dried fruits and sherry, balanced with woodsmoke and spice. Described by F Paul Pacult, the renowned international whisky writer, in his book Kindred Spirits as 'simply the best 12 Year Old single malt around'.

Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old
Cask Type


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Prunes Prunes
  • Sherry Sherry
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Oak Oak
  • Dried Fruit Dried Fruit
  • Plums Plums

Macallan 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    Nose: Vanilla with hints of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke.

    Palate: Sweet raisins, plums and prunes, rich sherry, dark barrel char and soft spice.

    Finish: Sweet toffee, dried fruit and lingering spice.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    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

74 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    8 August

    Absolute perfection

  • 4
    7 May

    The first thing that popped out to me was the mouth feel. The spice and sherry really come alive on the first sip – it's pretty smooth. Just a hint of smoke and a complete absence of peat, which I'm glad about. Good scotch to introduce American whiskey drinkers to. Good value.

  • 2
    24 April

    An exceptional Scotch, especially for the price. I would 100% suggest either letting your ice melt just a bit or adding just a drop or 2 of water to open the flavours up

  • 5
    21 April

    Excellent. Both my wife and I loved it.

  • 5
    2 January

    This is a smooth whisky with little spice. Do as the Scots do and add a few drops of water - really opens up the flavor!

  • 5
    3 December 2018

    So very nice.

  • 5
    16 November 2018

    If you like whiskies with sherry, this is the whisky for you.

  • 4
    11 September 2018

    I have noticed less of a vanilla or toffee nose and more spice. I seem to have noticed this just before the changeover to new packaging.

  • 5
    6 August 2018

    Nice one the aroma and flavor always keep me remembering

  • 5
    21 July 2018

    Macallen 12 taste great! I like a drink that does the job! This does it and is very smoothe!

  • 5
    16 July 2018

    Best Scotch I've ever tasted.

  • 5
    9 July 2018

    Having now tried a wide variety of Scotches, I keep coming back to Macallan 12 as the standard. It’s a classic for a reason. They got it 100% right. Every sip goes through a little journey of flavors and ends with a pleasant bit of fruit taste that sits at the back end. No harshness, no little bit that sticks out as not quite there. It’s my absolute favorite and has a permanent spot in my collection.

  • 5
    17 June 2018

    It’s simply one of the best whiskies I have ever tried in my life. It’s perfect with a dash of cold water only

  • 4
    15 June 2018

    Wet, mossy forest aroma. Sweet, smoky and spicy on the tongue. Very smooth and very good. I'm in love.

  • 4
    9 June 2018

    Some good scotch, taste similar to woodford double oak.

  • 5
    16 March 2018

    Oh this be a wonderful scotch. When the bottle is empty, your eyes will tear up. The smoky sweetness lingers very pleasantly (especially if you have a moustache) ;)

  • 4
    1 March 2018

    The nose on Macallan 12 smells like a band aid with hints of sulfure. However, the palate is viscous, deep, and rich just like a fine red wine with a steak.

  • 5
    27 February 2018

    An excellent 12 year. My preference for a libation.

  • 4
    2 January 2018

    Wonderful aroma and taste

  • 5
    31 December 2017

    Simply the best 12 year old scotch you can buy. I love trying all different scotchs and I keep coming back to this one as the gold standard. The less people drink sherry, the more rare this will become. I forget how good it is, then I get a bottle for Christmas and fall in love all over again. I also got the double cask strength one and the 12 year old regular one is miles better. Absolutely brilliant!

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