Macallan 10 Fine Oak Review

This is part of the core line from Macallan – it’s a 10 year malt that is triple matured in three different casks (two of which are seasoned with sherry). It’s bottled at 40% ABV.

Nose: Bright and salty malt right off the bat – very clean presentation of the grain. Sherry fairly subtle on nose. Nice crisp pear notes.

Palate: Malty up front becoming sweeter on mid/rear palate. Sherry influences is noticeable here – nice blend with the malt/oak/sherry with a bit of pepper.

Finish: Spiced malt with slight burn – sherry leaves a bit of a raisin note behind.

Rating: 90/100 – A gentle, sherried dram that isn’t a cask strength sherry bomb, but a nice study in sherry’s effect on malt.

Value for the money: These retail around $40 or so and I think it’s a great buy at that price.

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