The Macallan Amber (40%, OB, 2015)
- Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- 40% ABV, £45
- Score: 78/100
What they say:
Nose: Polite, almost apologetic at first, with a floral, citrus sweet nose that gains presence, commanding a chorus of vanilla notes over freshly harvested grain. Raisin, sultana and cinnamon look on as toffee apples and candy floss step into the limelight.
Palate: Fresh green apples and lemons mingle with cinnamon. Ginger notes hover as fruit takes over, with subtle oak lingering in the wings.
Finish: Light to medium with soft fruits and cereal, slightly dry.
What I say:
Avid fans of Skyfall were left believing the expensively product placed Macallan is Mr Bond’s favourite tipple – you will find out later that this is simply not true, though he does tuck away a far splash during the movie, even the gin-soak M get’s in on the act!
getting warmer, a little sherry influence and more complex