Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
It is often said that when two worlds come together, they create something magical, or simply extraordinary. However, for us, this is the absolute truth behind our new 12 year old single malt. “The Macallan Double Cask”
Moreover, this is single malt which tells the story of a journey. A story which brings together different worlds. In order to create Double Cask, We bring new oak from America across thousands of miles to Spain. America crafts the oak casks 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 disctinct 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 back drop. This a flavour combination which is guaranteed until the very last drop.
The Six Pillars
The Six Pillars are the foundation stones for the fame and character of The Macallan. They encompass the strong sense of place at the heart of the distillery and the estate, together with our long experience of distilling and maturing a single malt whisky with a reputation for product excellence and distinctive character. These, in combination, contribute to the essential character of The Macallan.
-Spiritual Home; Easter Elchies House, built in 1700, lies at the heart of The Macallan estate – Curiously Small Stills; contribute to the distinctively rich, fruity “new make” spirit of The Macallan
-Finest Cut; we take only 16% of the final distillation from the spirit stills to fill into our oak casks. This is the best of the best
-Exceptional Oak Casks; The Macallan spends more on sourcing, building, seasoning and caring for its casks than any other single malt whisky
-Natural Colour; the rich range of colours in The Macallan whiskies is drawn only from the wood of our exceptional oak casks
-The Macallan itself; the peerless spirit – one of the world’s greatest whiskies.