There is probably no other name in the world of Scotch Whisky that comes close to the Macallan for recognition and reputation. Founded in 1824 the Macallan distillery was one of the first licensed distilleries in Scotland and this long history has helped make the Macallan arguably the most famous Scotch distillery in the world. Scotch Whisky releases from the Macallan are sought after globally by both drinkers of fine whisky, and collectors alike.
It is often said that when two worlds come together, they create something magical, or simply extraordinary. For The Macallan, this is the absolute truth behind their new 12 year old single malt; The Macallan Double Cask. This is a single malt which tells the story of a journey; a story which brings together different worlds. To create Double Cask, The Macallan bring new oak from America across thousands of miles to Spain, where oak casks are crafted and sherry seasoned before travelling to our distillery on Speyside to mature for twelve years. These whiskies are then harmoniously united with those aged in the very best sherry seasoned European oak casks. The delicate flavour of American oak – vanilla, citrus and light oak – rises in prominence as the traditional Macallan character of rich fruit, sherry and wood spice affords a familiar back drop. This is a flavour combination which is guaranteed until the very last drop.
To taste expect a complex and smooth whisky with hints of vanilla, balanced with fruit, oak and spice. The finish is long with sweet dried fruits, more oak and spice.
40% ABV, 700mL