It's been a bit of a holiday for my scotch tasting. Holidays, travelling, drinking beer, drinking previously reviewed scotches, and then Mucous Fest 2010. It all kind of got in the way. But the airways are clear and the temper is up and it's time to get back in the game.
My sister and brother-in-law got me this bottle for Christmas. Checking the LCBO web site I see it was a very generous gift. Not very classy to check the price tag on your gifts but I had to find out to give it a proper rating. They cleverly used this web site to find scotches I had given high ratings too and then got a similar brand that I hadn't tried yet. So here it is, The Macallan 12 Year Old.
The aroma is a dominant sherry with a subtle caramel undertone. Very interesting. The taste is smooth and again mostly sherry but solid with a light fire going down. The aftertaste is dry and woody that clears the chamber for the next round. Awesome.
Overall a very satisfying drink. The ticket price is a little high and it's a bit too much sherry to get top marks but a great way to get back on the horse and get the liver prepared for 2010!
Happy New Year! 4 shots!