Macallan Scotch Whisky Tasting

What did I drink?

I was invited to a Chinese New Year dinner at Kirin hosted by Macallan Scotch Whisky.

What do they specialize in?

Macallan makes single malt scotch whisky in the Speyside region of Scotland.

What did I try?

We sampled four whiskies from the 1824 series


The Macallan Gold

  • This was the lightest and sweetest of the four we sampled.
  • It had fruity and citrus tasting notes.
  • This would be an ideal scotch for a beginner. It is smooth, easy to drink, and inoffensive

The Macallan Amber

  • I noticed a lot of fruit and spice notes in this scotch
  • This one was definitely darker and more flavourful than the Gold, but still on the lighter side
  • The Amber tasted quite similar to the Sienna, but tasted slightly sweeter

The Macallan Sienna

  • The Sienna tasted like how I expect a scotch to taste.
  • It was smooth, warming, with subtle fruity notes
  • Personally I was just as happy drinking the Sienna as the Rare Cask one and I think this one has good value for the price. It is still special and luxurious, but not quite as expensive

The Macallan Rare Cask

  • The best was saved for last and after trying it I can see why it goes for a few hundred dollars a bottle. I am almost sad that I was able to try this because now I want more.
  • The flavour was deep and rich and lingered on your tongue for a long time after sipping

Disclosure: I did not pay for my meal

Final Thoughts?

This was my first time sampling Macallan scotch and it set the bar high for me. It was a nice treat to be able to sample all of these and I would purchase them on a regular basis if it was within my budget.


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