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[17 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 598 views]
Two very different Indie Macallans (G&M and Blackadder)

Macallan. That Iconic distillery, which by now I suspect is more of a monetary instrument in the whisky investment portfolio than actually a drinking whisky for most… Or is it?
With the surging prices of OB Macallans (Have you seen the price of say a 18 year old sherry oak? a 30 year old Sherry Oak? if you can find any), …

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[21 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 708 views]
Darkness! Macallan 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

Continuing the very interesting line of Sherry cask finished single malts from Master of Malt (Maverick Drinks). This time they took a 15 year old Macallan and finished it in 50 litre first-fill Pedro Ximénez casks for an additional 3 months. What happened?  Good things did happen, i assure you.
Darkness! Macallan 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish,52.3%,£109
Nose: A nice …

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[29 Dec 2013 | 9 Comments | 1,016 views]
Finishing 2013 with a bang : G & M Macallan Speymalt 1970

I’ve posted my summary of 2013 and it was indeed a dramtastic year for me. What better than to finish it with a bang! and this dram my friends, is nothing short of that. It’s stellar. And although it’s expensive, It’s not by any means THAT expensive. So you might actually be able to buy a bottle or share one …

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[20 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,035 views]
Ruby, My Dear

Thelonious Monk, one of the greatest jazz artists to have lived (so I and many others think), wrote this lovely piece about his first love,Rubie Richardson, and first recorded it in 1947, one of jazz most well known pieces. When I first heard the Macallan are going to bottle an expression named “Ruby”, this was the first thing that popped …

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[19 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 2,697 views]
Some more Macallan : Amber &  Sienna

Ok, the Gold was nice, but I was still looking for something a bit more , how shall I put it ? : Bigger. Bolder . Better.  and here comes Amber and Sienna. Will they deliver?

The Macallan Amber – 1824 Series , 40% abv , £44.55 (at Master of Malt)
Amber  consists of a vatting of a combination of European …

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[18 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,140 views]
The Macallan Gold

I’ve been meaning to try the new 1824 series for some time now, and fortunately been able to score a wee sample of each. I suggest you have a look at Phil’s guest post about the launch event of this series of whiskies, where you can find some more background info. So this first one is the cheapest of all …

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[4 Jun 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,375 views]
The Macallan 1824 Series launch event @ London

This is the first Guest post from our friend Phil S. : Originally from London, Phil now lives in Israel with his family – when he doesn’t find himself on an aeroplane. Since sampling his first “proper” whisky at age 16 (it was a 12yo Strathisla), there was no turning back. Willing to try anything once, Phil is no snob …

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[28 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,575 views]
Macallan Revamp of basic range to NAS–good or bad?

Two days ago The Macallan announced it would be revamping it’s basic range : Removal of 10-15 sherry oak and “Fine Oak”, and replacing them with 3 NAS expression called : Gold, Sienna and Ruby (named after their colors). You do not have to worry as the older and beloved expression 18 and up will continue to be sold as …

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[23 Oct 2011 | One Comment | 3,557 views]
A few hours in Macau where The Macallan shines bright

Richard Barr is a member of the Whisky Israel tasting society , a blog correspondent at times,  and a good whisky friend and big whisky lover. From time to time he posts his notes and adventures on our blog.

A few weeks back, I spent a couple weeks in Hong Kong for work. On this visit I didn’t spend any …

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[8 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 1,346 views]
Macallan and Charity:Water , Last drops of the ‘Cire Perdue’ available

One in Eight people on this planet do not have access to SAFE ,CLEAN, drinking water. That’s a fact.
Now,The Macallan in cooperation with the non-profit organisation named “charity:water” are doing something to change that. I am sure you’ve hard in the past about the Macallan Lalique 64 year old, which is auctioned and had raised $605,000 last year for that …