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    Four new Macallans

    1824 series. These sound really good!

    http://www.edinburghfoody.com/2013/0...llan-whiskies/
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Four new Macallans

    I was aware of these being released and I honestly think it's a mistake they banished the age statement,I find this to be a mistake for such a major player in the single malt world.I remember when the replaced the original 10yr with the 12yr. which was a move in the right direction,now I guess they are just following suit with so many others out there and doing the same.I think a lot of others in the malt world demand to know exactly what's in the bottle and not just settle for a desired profile I being one of them,it's truly a shame.I had heard rumor that Macallan plans to expand the retracted statements on many of their products in all different ranges of products,so I guess this is the start to it all.
    Last edited by WAINWRIGHT; 05-17-2013 at 16:18.
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    Re: Four new Macallans

    That's an intriguing idea Alden but I'm more impressed by the marketing stratagem. These folks have figured out how to sell young whisky for the same price as their age stated 12 year old.

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    Re: Four new Macallans

    A range of NAS Macallan? Sounds like an easy pass - or at least an easy way for Macallan to pass younger malt to unsuspecting drinkers.

    The following statement should be a huge red flag to anyone thinking about purchasing these: "For me, the key thought in this range is that a great single malt doesn’t need to be 30 years old to taste like a 30 year old.” Obfuscate much?
    Last edited by LostBottle; 05-17-2013 at 16:39.

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    Re: Four new Macallans

    I was thinking the same thing. This is all marketing directed towards a younger crowd that wants to be sophisticated, but really isn't, if you know what I mean.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Four new Macallans

    Whisky to match the color of her hair?

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    Re: Four new Macallans

    My concern is that the colors will remain consistent but over time the contents will shift - besides the color can be managed with E-150a, although I don't know if Macallan is using it in these whiskies. Seems like a misstep with the knowledgeable crowd but a gain among the new to whisky crowd. And there are a lot more of the latter than the former. We'll see - although here is the US the age statement whiskies will remain for the foreseeable future.

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    Re: Four new Macallans

    The next color in the lineup: Macallan White

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    Re: Four new Macallans

    Have any of you all tried the 1824 Collection? Not the Series but the Collection - Select Oak, Whisky Maker, and Estate Reserve? I've owned several bottles of the Select Oak and find it very smooth, soft, and mild. I buy that bottle whenever I get the chance to travel overseas. Last night however I finally opened my first bottle of Whisky Maker. I enjoyed it but wasn't sure how it ranked. So tonight I compared it side-by-side to Mac 12. The 12 is darker in color, spicier throughout the taste while the WM takes longer to develop and comes across smoother. I'm still undecided but for the price I'll stick to 12 as an everyday pour. My next comparision will be 12 to 18 to WM.

 

 

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