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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