The Macallan 12 Year old is complex with a hint of fruit and heather honey. On the palate the scotch is medium bodied and balanced with fruit oak and spice. On the finish the scotch is lingering with dried fruits oak and spice."
"The initial aroma is sweetish winey and oaky; aeration allows the aroma to expand to include marzipan treacle molasses honey vanilla bean cinnamon and cocoa butter. The palate entry is sweet creamy and assertive; at midpalate the flavor becomes intensely nutty buttery and bacon fat-like with the beginnings of rancio. Remains one of Speyside's standard-bearer 12 year olds. - P.P. (4/1/2008) - Superb/Highly Recommended"