Review: The Macallan 2006 – Speymalt
Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
Origin: The Macallan Distillery
Bottling: Gordon & MacPhail – Speymalt
What they say:
Speymalt from Macallan Distillery
Distilled 2006, Strength 43%
Medium and creamy with a smooth milk chocolate finish.
1st Fill and refill Sherry Butts.
Delicate Speyside dram.
AROMA without water
Delicate Sherry influences with apricot, mango and lemon notes complemented by subtle beeswax polish aromas.
TASTE without water
Peppery with orange zest, kiwi and subtle charred oak flavours complemented by a creamy milk chocolate edge.
AROMA with water
Vanilla with red apple, leather and cocoa powder aromas complemented by hints of tobacco.
TASTE with water
Peppery initially with orange marmalade, green apple and milk chocolate flavours.
What I say:
Sampled as part of Gordon & MacPhail’s ‘The Wood Makes The Whisky’ Campaign. Thanks to Gordon & MacPhail for the official sample. Distilled at The Macallan Distillery in 2006 and bottled 17/11/2015, this was matured for ~ 9 years in 1st Fill and refill Sherry Butts.
Rich amber gold (10/20) quick medium thick legs
Banana fritters in syrup, toasted/burnt oak wood, toffee, pineapple, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, plantain chips, cinder toffee, chocolate, ‘Crunchie’ chocolate bars
Rich, silky, smooth, luxurious, banana and chocolate crème brulee, vanilla, malty barley, caramelised sugars, highland toffee, butterscotch, creamy and milky, vanilla, milk chocolate, cinder toffee – more ‘Crunchie’ bars
Medium-length, touch of ginger spice, toffee and milk chocolate
Lovely, lots of nice things in this dram, crunchie choclate bars and crème brulee with banana and chocolate influences, a real toasty wood flavour too.
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