Unlike many others I appreciate NAS releases from Scotch distilleries. This does not only reflect how unusual ages can behave but also show us the beauty behind it.
Though 1824 Series from The Macallan was a dissapointment for me. I don’t recall so many moments that I have got a third bottle from that series.
However Macallan Classic Cut looks like it will change my mind. The biggest complaint from this Macallan was its super flowing texture. I was not expecting a big, chewy body since Macallan is not offering that too much, but I would appreciate a punch in the palate.
Though everything else looks like it is on the target. Approachable palate, rich nose and lingering finish with elegant palate.
To sum up, if I am looking for a cask strength Macallan, my choice would still be Macallan 10 CS. However, I would just put the Macallan Classic Cut close after that. For sure before the 1824 Series.