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  1. #31
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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    I don't know the current stats but at one time Glenmorangie was the best selling Single Malt in Scotland.

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    Eggs and bacon and scotch? Sounds delicious!
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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Though I do see where K & L has a new 22 yo in.


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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by compliance View Post
    Kinda doubt that is likely to be a similar tasting bottle! The K&L Mortlach is a single barrel pick from Chieftains that spent all 22 years in a sherry butt. This is a different bottler and probably a much different history. And a much different price...
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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    The Macallan 12 is easy to find in a mini format... grab a couple, check off that line in your whisky syllabus, and if you like the mini enough, grab a full bottle.

    That Costco bottle doesn't appear to be sherry finished? It only states "matured in oak casks" - whatever that means:

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Definitely pick up at least one bottle, especially if under $50. For scotch this is my "table wine". If I wasn't trying so many other spirits it would be my everyday pour. One ice cube smooths it out and it goes down very easy, especially if I don't want to hit the higher proof stuff.

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    I like it, but I like Aberlour 12 more and it is generally $8-10 cheaper.
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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    The Macallan is fine. By all means make sure to taste the Macallan - it is a reference malt and it readily available at most restaurants and bars. But frankly, I think Macallan is coasting on their reputation. Head to head in multiple tastings I've led, people who like Macallan realize there are whiskies they like substantially better in the same price range. I'd check out Edradour 10. Much more interesting whisky, imho. I'll second the suggestion to get a mini. I think Mini's are the unsung way to do affordable side-by-side tastings without spending a ton of money. And as always - make up your own mind.

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Good advice with which I concur.
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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Not sure if this is the right place, but, I'll go ahead anyway as it seems a good place to start on a Macallan question. I'm a lifelong bourbon guy who has been 'crossing over' and sampling a number of single malts in the last year or so. Today, for the first time, I happened across a Macallan CS. I've seen it mentioned here & there but had never seen one in person. A couple of questions: 1) Is it still in production? 2) Is the $130 price tag good, bad or ugly?

    In the last 12-15 months, I've not branched out beyond the $60-70 bottle range and no further than the speyside & highland realms...nor have I purchased any Macallan as yet. I'm not into the heavies...the peat & smoke of the Islays. Is the CS one to not pass up?
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