The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old is a honeyed, indulgent and rounded single malt, its character defined by the un mistable prominence of the American Oak style. A beautiful partnership, as sunshine and rain create a spectacular rainbow, so the pairing of sherry seasoned European and American oak casks combine in a perfect harmony of flavours and natural colour. The delicate flavour of American oak - vanilla, citrus and light oak - takes centre stage as the traditional Macallan character of rich fruit, sherry and wood spice affords a familiar backdrop. It is this partnership that reveals an unmatched investment in time and extraordinary commitment to mastery for which the Macallan has been known since 1824. The Macallan brings new oak from America across thousands of miles to Spain, where casks are crafted and sherry seasoned before travelling to our distillery in Speyside. Here they are filled with the new make spirit and left to mature for twelve years. These whiskies are then harmoniously united with those aged in exceptional sherry seasoned European oak casks.
Colour of Harvest Sun, the Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old shows off an aroma of creamy butterscotch with a hint of toffee apple, candied orange, vanilla custard and newly felled oak. On the palate, one will enjoy honeyed wood spices and citrus, balanced with raisins and carmel. A warm, sweet and drying lingering oak finish rounds this beautiful scotch out.
The Macallan Six Pillars
- The Spiritual Home
Easter Elchies house proudly watches over the distillery in Speyside, Scotland. Built in 1700, this Jacobean Manor house is the Macallan's spiritual home.
- Curiously Small Stills
The Macallan's curiously small and uniquely shaped copper stills help concentrate the flavour of the 'New Make' spirit.
- The Finest Cut
The Macallan takes one of the finest new make spirit 'cuts' of any distillery in Scotland - typically a mere 16%
- Exceptional Oak Casks
The Macallan Double Cask is exclusively matured in sherry seasoned oak casks from America and Europe. These casks are filled with aged sherries in SPain and left to season before receiving new make spirit.
- Natural Colour
The interaction of spirit and wood alone delivers the variety of rich and natural colours that distinguish the Macallan range.
- Peerless Spirit
The Macallan is celebrated far and wide by experts and discerning drinkers as the world's most precious whisky.
The Finer Details
Style - Scotch Whisky
Country - Scotland
Bottle Size - 700ml
ABV - 40%