The Macallan Rare Cask stands as an ode to the beautiful natural colour and complexity of flavour upon which The Macallan has established its reputation. Rare Cask is crafted using liquid aged in first-fill sherry oak casks. Bob Dalgarno, The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker, carefully hand selects the finest whisky from less than 1 per cent of the casks maturing at the distillery. The result of this scrupulous selection process is a brilliantly rich, vibrant ruby-red single malt.

The Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the most diverse and intricate from The Macallan’s whisky range—a reinterpretation of the classic profile achieved through the widest palette of cask styles. A total of 16 different cask styles are individually hand chosen for the character they impart to The Macallan spirit, some casks so rare they will never be used again. As such, the result is an unadulterated product complexity.


Matured in 100% sherry-seasoned oak casks, The Macallan Rare Cask, which has a rich mahogany-red colour, is an exquisite whisky with a splendidly rich and resonant hue, and is an unmistakably woody whisky. Soft notes of opulent vanilla and raisin pique the nose, giving way to a sweet ensemble of apple, lemon, and orange all balanced by a spicy quartet of root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

On the palate, this spicy quartet is unwavering. Oak resonates: timeless, polished, and rich. Vanilla and chocolate lead the finale along with a light citrus zest. The finish of this naturally occurring mahogany-red spirit is full, warming, and woody.

The Macallan Rare Cask is housed in a stunning sculpted glass decanter with a playful nod to geometry, reflecting the peerless spirit that defines The Macallan. The decanter takes inspiration from The Macallan’s iconic triangle and is intended to showcase the whisky’s brilliant natural colour.


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Tags: July 2018 Issue, The Macallan, Dining, Wine