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Macallan 1970 Speymalt | Gordon & MacPhail

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A stunning whisky distilled in 1970 at The Macallan distillery. Matured in a first fill sherry butt, bottled by Gordon MacPhail in 2013 as part of the Speymalt series.

Distillery

Macallan

Age

42

Vintage

1970

Region

Speyside

ABV (Strength)

43

Bottling Date

2013

Cask Type

First Fill Sherry Butts

Bottle Size

70cl

Series

Speymalt

Style

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottler

Gordon & MacPhail

Country

Scotland

Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes

Colour: Light mahogany.

Without Water -

Nose: Initial burst of sherry sweetness, with subtle rum and raisin notes. Some marzipan and almonds with a hint of vanilla lingering. Some subtle bees wax polish and a touch of charred oak develop.

Palate: Sweet and Sherried, with Christmas cake influences and some hints of warm festive spices. Followed by some dark chocolate with a burst of citrus peel.

With Water -

Nose: Fresh, with some pronounced sweet Sherry notes, hints of stewed fruits and a mulled wine edge. Some delicate vanilla and hints of cream fudge emerges.

Palate: Burst of Sherry, with a delicate stewed plum edge, creamy and smooth with a defined hint of dark chocolate lingering. A very delicate touch of ash lingers.

Body: Full. Finish: Long and very smooth.

Cask Type(s): First Fill Sherry butts Whisky

Style: Robust - yet stylish Speysider.

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