1972 Macallan 42 Year Old Gordon & MacPhail Speymalt Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

SKU #1106873 Whisky Advocate

Outer quote mark On more familiar ground with this G&M bottling of one of Speyside’s most iconic single malts, this is Macallan in full-on sherried form. Highly aromatic with powdered clove, hints of incense and fig, behind which is cacao, Bolivar cigar, and molasses. The palate has immediate smoke and surprisingly gentle tannins — the inherent oiliness of the spirit keeping any grip at bay. Very long, leathery, prune-like (think armagnac), and dense. A classic after-dinner mouth-filler. (Vol. 20, #4) Inner quote mark

K&L Notes

Aged entirely in first-fill sherry barrels, this is quite possibly the best Macallan I've ever tasted. The concentration of sherry is absolutely unreal. It's almost impossible to tell where the sherry ends and the whisky begins - it all gets lost in a seamless flavor of rich toffee, syrup, and caramel. I have to believe that anyone who is willing to pay the price will get exactly what they expect from this bottle. It tastes expensive, unlike so many pricier malts that get you on rarity or collectibility only. Bottled in 2013

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By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/8/2015 | Send Email
A massively high quality offering, sad to say but this looks like a stupid value considering where the distillery bottlings are going. G&M was the official bottler for the Macallan for many years and they have excellent stocks that the distillery certainly wouldn't mind getting their hands on. Full, but balanced - this has so much life considering the outrageous age statement. A treat by any measure.

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