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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Customer Rating
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

59 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    16 March

    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

    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

    An excellent 12 year. My preference for a libation.

  • 4
    2 January

    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!

  • 5
    31 December 2017

    I included this one in a lineup of scotches to sample as a newbie. It has emerged as one that will have a place in my cabinet representing the sherried end of the spectrum. I also like that just about any decent restaurant or bar will have it.

  • 5
    26 December 2017

    Probably the best Whiskey of this age you can buy. Absolute quality.

  • 5
    14 December 2017

    Magnifico whisky,

  • 5
    12 December 2017

    A little sweet, but amazing whiskey.

  • 5
    3 November 2017


  • 4
    26 September 2017

    For me, the eternal beginner, because I feel what I feel without knowing or distinguishing the flavours. But one thing I know, what is good for me. I feel this is a quality malt whisky, sophisticated and refined. reminds me somehow glengoyne 21 as happened with the Macallan 12 Fine Oak that reminds me the glengoyne 12. This Macallan 12 Sherry Cask is sweet, complex, medium to long finish with reminiscence of bourbon, good malt flavour. And also is too expensive for me. I still prefer Glengoyne, for my taste has open flavours while refined and sophisticated too and less expensive.

  • 3
    10 September 2017

    Limited as compared to 12 year with double casks.

  • 5
    13 August 2017

    Had a mini ... wish it was full size bottle! Liked it very much.

  • 3
    29 July 2017

    I tried the Macallan 12 last night for the first time and it was too sweet for my liking

  • 4
    25 July 2017

    excellent dram, buy it you won't regret it.

  • 5
    24 June 2017

    Got mini to try. So good, will get a full size!

  • 5
    25 March 2017

    The smoothest 12yr old scotch with I've tried with dept

  • 5
    15 February 2017

    Simply one of the finest Single Malts @ this price point. Drinks like one that's much pricier. The Sherry takes a backseat to a subtle sweetness and dark fruits. Slight spice and oak round out the experience. Top notch!

  • 4
    4 February 2017

    Very smooth, vanilla & sherry sweetness with a bit of wood smoke. Good one.

  • 5
    23 December 2016

    A little pricy, but worth it. Very smooth. The sherry influence is wonderful. Nice medium length finish.

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