Macallan 12 vs 18: Does the Price Make a Difference?

What does “The Macallan” conjure up for you? Mahogany fireplaces in cozy libraries? Businessmen discussing million dollar trades over cigars? A fancy dinner out you’ll regret later? The Macallan has certainly become the ubiquitous luxury scotch. Even relative newcomers to the world of whisky seem to know that Macallan screams quality. And there are good reasons for it too.

Main Differences Between Macallan 12 vs 18

The main differences between Macallan 12 vs 18 are:

  • Macallan 12 is spicy, chocolaty, nutty, and heavy on caramel, whereas Macallan 18 is rich, leathery, full of dried fruit, and intensely oaky
  • Macallan 12 is around $60, whereas Macallan 18 is around $260
  • Macallan 12 is bottled at 40% ABV, whereas the Macallan 18 is bottled at 43% ABV.

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Templeton Rye Review – Is it Any Good in 2022?

The history of Templeton Rye whiskey is a rocky one. It hasn’t always gotten good reviews and they’ve recently done a lot of rebranding and made some changes to help improve it. In this review, we’ll talk about the history of the brand and the way it tastes now, but just know, a new Templeton Rye is coming in 2022, and only time will tell if these new marketing efforts have paid off.

Templeton Rye History

templeton rye While Templeton Rye is a well-known brand today, it started in the prohibition era as a type of rye whiskey produced by numerous farmers in Carroll County, Iowa. It was how farmers supplemented their income when things got tough. The term ‘Templeton rye’ was used to refer to any whiskey made in the vicinity of Templeton, Iowa. It wasn’t made by one particular person and, because it was illegal to manufac

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