Is the Macallan 18 a good scotch?
Conclusion: The Macallan 18 places itself in a challenging position in terms of value in the single malt market. For fans of clean and uncomplicated single malts, this is in the very least a must-try whisky.
Is it wise to invest in whisky?
While returns of 4,700 per cent are exceptional, and whisky investments are unlikely to help you retire early, the key principle to bear in mind is that whisky casks do naturally appreciate over time. As a general rule, the longer a whisky has been aged in the cask, the higher price it can command.
Why is Macallan scotch so expensive?
It costs a lot of money to get a bottle of Macallan into your hands, and it costs a lot of money to make you want to get that bottle of Macallan in your hands. As for what it costs to make, they utilize premium ingredients from the barley to the barrels to age it in. Their barley costs 30–40% more than average.
Is the Macallan 18 a good whisky?
Not so with The Macallan 18. A consistent level of quality combined with a popular (if older) style of cask aging – all sherry, all the way – make this dram a standard favorite among even the whisky elite. At WhiskyFest last week, The Macallan table was as busy as ever – they were pouring the 18.
Which is better Glenfiddich or Macallan 18?
While the price is a bit less than the Macallan 18, the quality is the same. The Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Ancient Reserve Scotch Whisky is a truly superb single malt aged in Oloroso (Sherry) and Bourbon casks. This has created an amazingly smooth, mellow, and full flavoured whisky.
Is the 18th Macallan really the ‘iconic’?
The Macallan website refers to the 18 as “the iconic Macallan.” It would be difficult to mount a solid case against this claim. The distillery would know a thing or two about iconography. After all, their own stills have been featured on banknotes issued by the Bank of Scotland.
Is the Macallan “fine oak” whisky the new Sherry monster?
With global whisky tastes evolving away from the classic “all Sherry, all the time” style, The Macallan is battling its image as a Sherry Monster by releasing a “Fine Oak” range that focuses on the wood influence, and using a lower proportion of Sherry aging.