Two Worlds, One Macallan


It is often said that when two worlds come together, something magical or simply extraordinary is created. For The Macallan, this is true for its newest 12-years-old single malt creation; The Macallan Double Cask.

The Macallan Double Cask illustrates the journey of uniting different worlds. To create the Double Cask, The Macallan brought new oak from America across thousands of miles to Spain. The oak was then crafted into casks and sherry seasoned before travelling to the whisky-maker’s distillery on Speyside to mature for twelve years. These whiskies were then harmoniously united with those aged in the very best sherry seasoned European oak casks. The union reveals an unmatched investment in time and extraordinary commitment to mastery for which The Macallan has been known, since 1824.

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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 back drop. It is a flavour combination which is guaranteed until the very last drop.

Commenting on the Double Cask, Bob Dalgarno, The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker, said “This is a single malt which celebrates the coming together of two styles to create a fully rounded and distinctive flavour. By combining wood influences, we have been able to produce a new Macallan which sits perfectly between our existing Sherry Oak and Fine Oak ranges.”

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