Do you like The Macallan “Fine Oak” bottlings?June 29th, 2009
A whisky enthusiast recently told me that the only people who like the Macallan Fine Oak bottlings are the whisky writers. Okay, I am a whisky writer, but like them. Particularly the 15 and 17 year old expressions, which I rated in the 90s.
I have not tasted them since they first came out, so I can’t comment on recent releases. I assume (and hope) they are the same.
What are your thoughts on the Fine Oak series?
(For those of you who are unfamiliar with the history here, all Macallan bottlings were aged exclusively in sherry casks until a few years back when they came out with a new “Fine Oak” line which includes Macallan whisky aged in boubon casks. It produces a lighter whisky, with less sherry influence.)