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

67 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    11 September

    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

    Nice one the aroma and flavor always keep me remembering

  • 5
    21 July

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

  • 5
    16 July

    Best Scotch I've ever tasted.

  • 5
    9 July

    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

    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

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

  • 4
    9 June

    Some good scotch, taste similar to woodford double oak.

  • 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.

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