Duncan Taylor 21 year old Dimensions Cask Strength 1997 (distilled at Macallan), 53%
Price: $1,900 ● Issue: Winter 2019 ● Reviewer: Jonny McCormick
Here's an accomplished Macallan, not a leather-lashed first-fill, but the nose is still replete with prominent sherry notes accompanied by marzipan, ripe mango, apricot, violin rosin, wood spices, and dried lavender. This has a beautiful weight with sweet, candied orange and active spices. As tropical fruits appear, there is chocolate, clove, pepper, and a slight nuttiness, with vanilla and baked fruits on the finish.