Macallan 10yo 'Fine Oak' (40%, OB, 2004)
Golden color. A typical combination of sherry and bourbon speyside malt. Very fruity. I think they use more bourbon in the younger Fine Oak version. young robust. quite balanced. Adding water taste better. Score: 82. I gave it lower score after I knwo the answer, not good.
Macallan 12yo 'Fine Oak' (40%, OB, 2004)
Golden Yellow. Malty, some hint of fruit. Thin. Nutty. Honey sweet. Lighy style. Finished long but kind of simple. Again, a very nice speyside malt. Straight is better. Score: 85.
Macallan 15yo 'Fine Oak' (43%, OB, 2004)
Golden Yellow. Nice legs. Bourbon cask? very nice vanella sweet. Soft, finished dry. Score: 90. Probably the one with most bourbon casks.
Macallan 18yo 'Fine Oak' (43%, OB, 2004)
Golden. Beautiful legs. Sweet Honey tropical fruit. mint. Speyside. Balanced. Score: 83.
Macallan 21yo 'Fine Oak' (43%, OB, 2004)
Golden. Nice nose at the very first impresstion. Sulfer. Tropical fruit. Sea? sweet and malty. smoky. not too much caremel. nose is better than palate. Cirrus. Highland. Score: 86.
Macallan 25yo 'Fine Oak' (43%, OB, 2004)
Amber. beautiful legs. Tropical fruit. Sweet. a hint of flower. Thick. Some interesting back ground Candy? Very Creaming. A very pleasant choice. Score: 86. It's not surprice when I look back this tasting note and understand why I got it wrong in Vintage magazine tasting.
Macallan 30yo 'Fine Oak' (43%, OB, 2004)
Golden Brown. Almost no legs. Could be a mix of sherry and bourbon by the strange nose. Creaming, fruinty. Highland style. Some mint background. Average. nothing you particular, but nothing you dislike either. Light Body. Score: 78. Though it taste much better when I know the answer.
Macallan 12yo 'sherry' (40%, OB, 2004)
Golden Brown. Sherry at the very first impresstion. Caremel? Sweet, Chocolate, Tropical Fruit. Smoke at backgroud. Score: 79. This is the one I got the bottle completely right. And I hate Caremel.
Macallan 18yo 'sherry' 1986 and earlier (43%, OB, 2004)
Golden Brown. Young? Sherry cask for sure.Macallan?(caremel) a little bit flowerish. sweet again. Addding water the caremel become domanant. terrible. Score: 69.