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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Lamplighter View Post
    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?
    There's rumors that MacCS production has stopped or will be stopping soon - $130 seems steep to me.
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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    There's rumors that MacCS production has stopped or will be stopping soon - $130 seems steep to me.
    I certainly wouldn't pay $130 for it. It's good. It's an experience at CS, but for $130 you can get two really solid bottles. It's dark, rich and full of fudge. Good...but not $130 good.
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    That's an extremely high price. I've purchased bottles between 55-75. Look for a Glenfarclas 105 or Aberlour A'Bunadh and see if you can find either under 80. They are stylistically similar to the Mac CS.

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Thanks very much guys! I appreciate your help. I kinda figured that was a bit steep. However, I'm much less practiced in the world of Scotch as opposed to Bourbon. I'm pretty much still a rookie in re to the water of life....but I'm sampling, learning, and becoming ever more aware how this stuff can grow on you. My next purchase will probably be 2-3 bottles depending on the ole paycheck. I'm thinking of getting a few different ones to add to the cabinet to diversify the ole taste buds further - although I realize by shying away from the peat & smoke, I may find myself a bit limited and find a lot of similarity.

    Thanks again for the guidance...appreciate everyone taking time to assist me in my Scottish journey. A great weekend to all!
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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Why buy the lackluster Macallan 12 when there is Mortlach?

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Why indeed . . . . . . . . . .
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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    That's an extremely high price. I've purchased bottles between 55-75. Look for a Glenfarclas 105 or Aberlour A'Bunadh and see if you can find either under 80. They are stylistically similar to the Mac CS.



    I can get an ABunadh right now for roughly $51 out the door. I like it better than the Macallan CS. I'm tempted to buy another bottle...
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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    Why buy the lackluster Macallan 12 when there is Mortlach?
    Availability? As far as sherried Speyside whiskies go, I would replace Mortlach with GlenDronach in that question. I've never been able to walk into a store and find any Mortlach, aside from a random IB now and again.

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
    Availability? As far as sherried Speyside whiskies go, I would replace Mortlach with GlenDronach in that question. I've never been able to walk into a store and find any Mortlach, aside from a random IB now and again.
    I would agree with this. Hi Time having the Glendronach for $40 is one of my go to sherried speysides.
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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Gots to love the single malts. Personally I think Macallan 12 is an excellent scotch for the price. Read the description on the box. If you like what you read what's in the box won't disappoint.

 

 

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