Macallan 1993 21 Year Old Life is a Circus High Spirits
70cl / 46%
Macallan 1993 21 Year Old Circus High Spirits
70cl / 46%
A 1993 Macallan single malt from independent bottler High Spirits, matured for 21 years before being bottled in January 2015 as part of its Life is a Circus series.
We’ve already tried many wonders in this series. Sadly there aren’t many details to be obtained, but our hopes are deep. Colour: gold. No heavy sherry, I suppose. Nose: what what what? This is e-xac-tly the same nose as that of the Douglas Laing, aroma for aroma. Perhaps just a tiny wee touch of vanilla missing in this one, but that is all. Amazing – and no, I did not muddle up my glasses. Macallan 1993 21 Year Old Circus High Spirits
With water: last week’s cut grass and freshly squeezed orange juice. Mouth (neat): ho ho ho… Small berries and the eaux-de-vie distilled thereof, this is as close to some ‘pure’ distillate as you could get. In other words, the cask seems to have filtered out the unwanted molecules – which is one of his duties, as you know – but it did not impart any additional flavours. Not one. The end result is pretty brilliant, albeit a little simple, on barley water, melons, ripe apples, cherries, and lemongrass. Wheelbarrowloads of lemongrass. With water: same, just the same. Perhaps a notch more on sweet barley notes. Finish: only medium, but so perfectly barley-ish that you would start to declaim poetry. No, not obligatorily Robert Burns. Comments: good, it’s probably not one of the most majestic ‘As-We-Get-Its’, but while it’s certainly much younger, we’re only one point below the rather superb