Macallan 18 1980

Macallan 18 1980

18 Year Old Gran Reserva

  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

One of the hugely sought-after series of sherried Macallans released at the tail end of the 1990s. Bottled in small batches from casks deemed too good to be added to the vat for the standard 18yo, these Gran Reservas are now very hard to come by.


Macallan 18 1980

Macallan 18 1980. Distilled in 1980, this stunning Macallan was bottled in 1999. The 1980 vintage was presented in box packaging featuring the famous Sara Midda watercolors of Easter Elchies house.

The late 70s to mid-80s bottlings of the 18-year-old Macallans tend to show a much gamier, meatier profile with notes of Spices, cloves, oranges, dried fruit with some smoke, and lots of classic sherry intensity. Super soft and typically luxurious in style. A very rare old bottling of a classic Sherry Oak Macallan!

Hints of hot caramel, fresh vanilla, butterscotch, light tobacco (Virginia). Even some incense develops after a few minutes. Very nice, that’s for sure…

Mouth: oh! Nice! So much bolder and richer than the new one! Creamy, on apricot syrup, quince syrup, orange marmalade, sweet white wine… It’s really like a fruit jam! Buy Now

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