This straddles the existing Sherry Oak and Fine Oak ranges by being a mix of spirit matured in both European and American oak sherry casks. Earthy sherry and old leather on the nose, with toffee, polished oak, and cherry blossom. Medium to full-bodied, with sherry, orange, cocoa, nutty vanilla, and developing wood spices on the honeyed palate. The finish is creamy, with insistent spices, cocoa, and tangy oak. 90 Points Whiskey Advocate Spring 2017
Macallan is one scotch that can intimidate drinkers on name and reputation only. However, there’s a reason the Speyside brand became the quintessential “luxury” whisky—it’s consistently great quality. And although you aren’t likely to start with a $7,000 bottle of The Macallan M, the younger offerings hold plenty to love. This newish entry to the core lineup—number 17 in Whisky Advocate’s 2017 Top 20—shows how enjoyable a heavily sherried scotch can be, expressing itself with a pleasant earthiness and tons of cocoa notes.
The Macallan brings new Oak from America across thousands of miles to Spain, where casks are crafted and sherry-seasoned before traveling to the distillery in Speyside, where they are filled and matured for at least 12 years. These whiskies are then harmoniously united with those aged in exceptional sherry-seasoned European Oak casks. The delicate flavor of American Oak – vanilla, citrus and light Oak – rises in prominence as the traditional Macallan European Oak character of dried fruit and wood spice affords a familiar backdrop.Distillery Notes
Macallan 12 YR Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Brand: Macallan
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 20
- SKU #: 4533