CATEGORY: Single Malt.
BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.
BOTTLING SERIE: Double Cask.
STATED AGE: 12 years old.
CASK TYPE: American & European Sherry Seasoned Oak Casks.
STRENGTH: 40% Vol.
SIZE: 700 ml.
It is often said that when two worlds come together, they create something magical, or simply extraordinary. For us, this is the absolute truth behind our 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, we 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. This union reveals an unmatched investment in time and extraordinary commitment to mastery for which The Macallan has been known since 1824. Exclusively sherry seasoned, The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old delivers a distinct American oak style, reflecting a perfect harmony of flavours and natural colour. 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 backdrop. This is a flavour combination which is guaranteed until the very last drop.
COLOUR: Harvest Sun.
NOSE: Creamy butterscotch with a hint of toffee apple, candied orange, vanilla custard and newly felled oak.
PALATE: Deliciously honeyed, wood spices and citrus, balanced with raisins and caramel.
FINISH: Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying.