88

Score

Macallan Estate, 43%

Price: $250 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Distilled with a portion of barley grown on the distillery's Easter Elchies estate. The nose detects quite intense sherry, plus black forest cake, then warm leather and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Full sherry notes on the palate, with new leather, marzipan, cherry liqueur, furniture polish, and dark chocolate. The finish yields bitter chocolate, licorice, nutmeg, and tingling wood spices.