Macallan 18. ABV 43%.
I have had this whisky for a while now, just back visiting it again.
The sherry emphasis is evident at first exposure to the senses. The nose is bright, ginger, chocolate and cherry notes. On first sip, I find this to be very rich on the palate, sweet sherry, rum and spice, warm chocolate. It is a smooth, mature, and well balanced whisky. The finish is medium-long, still sherry dominant, a bit of salty caramel and toasted oak.
The sherry is present in this whisky from the nose to the finish. As my taste preferences have evolved, I find myself spending less time with sweeter expressions like this one. But, it is a classic, rich, example of a sherried Speyside whisky.
It was not an inexpensive whisky when I acquired it, and the current prices are significantly higher. I am not likely to purchase another Macallan 18, there are other options that can deliver similar profile at half the price.