Malt Advocate 88 points - The whisky is quite fruity (green grape, orange, tangerine, and dark cherry), with balancing notes of vanilla, roasted nuts, and a hint of peat. Dry, lightly spicy finish that lingers. It is complex and nicely balanced for a whisky of this age. Still, I feel the 15 year old Fine Oak edition is better and, at $65, one-tenth the cost.
(Spring 2006) Reviewed by: John Hansell
Wine Enthusiast 96 points - Smells of chocolate-covered orange, dry malt and oak; aeration stimulates dry breakfast cereal, lanolin, beeswax and palm oil aromas. Entry is layered by sweet grain, oak barrel, vanilla wafer, toffee and fudge; midpalate gives off wave after wave of integrated spirit, grain, wood and acidity. A perfect Speyside single malt.
— P.P. (11/15/2008) — 96-100 (Nov 2008)
This legendary Single Malt is Triple Cask Matured for a minimum of 30 years in a unique, complex combination of Exceptional Oak Casks; Spanish oak casks seasoned with sherry, American oak casks seasoned with sherry and American oak casks seasoned with bourbon. This Triple Cask Matured combination delivers an extraordinarily smooth, delicate yet complex Single Malt.
|Wine maker notes
|The Macallan Fine Oak is triple cask matured in a unique, complex combination of exceptional oak casks;
1. European oak casks seasoned with sherry impart a rich character with hints of dried fruits, spice and chocolate orange.
2. American oak casks seasoned with sherry deliver delicate hints of citrus lemon, coconut and toffee sweetness.
3. American oak casks seasoned with bourbon deliver floral aromas and sweet notes of vanilla and fresh fruits.
This triple cask combination delivers an extraordinarily smooth, delicate yet complex Single Malt matured at The Macallan distillery for a minimum of 30 years.