what does sweet mean?

I have Macallans and it occurs to me that it does not really taste sweet.
Does sweet have some specific meaning in the scotch world?
It does not mean sweet in the way that ice cream is sweet, right?
Reply to
William Anderson
It means that it is sweeter than other whiskies, but probably not as sweet as ice cream. Sweet whiskies are often considered to be good with desert. I find most Scotch wiskies to be less sweet than, for instance, bourbon.
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Aaron Couts

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