Bottoms Up #49 – Macallan 12 Year Scotch

Bottoms Up #49 – Macallan 12 Year Scotch


While Ginny Tonic and Charlie attend the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, they invite you to enjoy this all new, pre-recorded episode. This week, they sit down with a very popular 12 year scotch. Enjoying the complex mix of oak, honey, subtle fruit, spice and vanilla, Macallan 12 Year takes center stage. After discussing the nature of scotch just a bit, Ginny and Charlie try the 12 year in a classic Rob Roy. Start to fine, fine finish… this scotch does not disappoint!

Run Time: 11 Minutes, 32 Seconds
Download the episode: bottomsup049.mp3

Macallan 12 Year Scotch


The Official Word (via and wikipedia)

The Macallan distillery produces a number of expressions in its core Sherry Oak series, the most generally available being the 12-year-old (although the 18-year-old is widely distributed, alongside a 10-year-old cask strength expression).

“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.” – The Wine Enthusiast

The Classic Rob Roy



1 1/2 ounces Scotch
1/4 ounce sweet vermouth
Angostura bitters to taste
Maraschino cherry for garnish


Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice
Stir well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a cherry

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