Definitely an iconic whisky, a benchmark in the whisky history. Starting from cracking the bottle to pouring it in the glass you can feel the excitement. 18 years old is considered to be an optimum age for a big portion of whisky drinkers around the world. I actually feel this for Macallan. It feels so right to drink Macallan at this age.
Nose is rich and variation through time is brilliant. Palate gives what I want from a Macallan. Clean, subtle, big bodied and of course delicious. Finish is long and warming.
The only con of this whisky is the price tag as you can imagine. A median price of $250 is considerably high. Though I always have one in my cabinet.