For many, the 18 year old is Macallan’s benchmark for excellence. Matured exclusively in hand-picked sherry casks from Jerez, Spain, the 2019 edition sports the new tapered bottle design inspired by the Macallan Rare Cask.
Other reviews… [2018 release] Like previous releases, this was matured in sherry-seasoned oak casks. Jaffa oranges, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and dried fruits on the nose, plus warm leather. The palate is rich and spicy, with more orange, vanilla, and burning logs. Smoky sherry, ginger, dried fruits, and seasoned oak in the full finish.
92 points – whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Summer 2018)