Macallan Amber Highland single malt Scotch whisky: review, price and tasting notes
The Single Malt Whisky Macallan Amber is a spirit that comes from a careful selection and then age in barrels used to produce Sherry.
It is not just a detail, but a brilliant gimmick to increase its roundness exponentially.
This process infuses into the Macallan Amber a unique charm: it’s rich, sumptuous, spicy, full of vanilla suggestions. Actually, there is way too much vanilla in this whisky, if we want to find a defect.
Perhaps a purist who loves more shady and surly whiskeys could find the Macallan Amber frivolous, unmanly, not enough salty, but its vanilla-nuts charm is irresistible. Especially for palates who enjoy soft and round Scotch.
Macallan Amber’s bouquet
Getting down to the details: the bouquet is wide with plenty of dried fruits such as dates, raisins, baked apricots and a deliciously spiced rainbow of scents based on vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
On the palate
It’s fruity, caressing, with a medium body and a not too strong alcoholic thickness, but remember that Amber just wants to caress your palate, not make war.
The finish is satisfying, blended with spices and a distant memory of tobacco and diaphanous smoky notes.
If you tough guys that that eat salmon, smoked herring with grated peat over them, well you will not like the Macallan Amber.
However if you are looking for a whisky with an affordable, luxurious, but not too “rigorous” flavor, then the Macallan Amber is a bottle to consider for your home bar.
Single Malt Whisky “Amber” Macallan Price
From 40 to 45 euro, a fair price that reflects the good quality of this bottle.
A small note: the Macallan Amber does not specify the years of aging.