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The Macallan 12 YO Double Cask springs from a very "deep bench."
Founded in 1824, The Macallan is one of the "Big 3" Single Malts in Scotland. Fortunately, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. A change in UK labeling laws aced them out of their "Speyside" designation. But just because the British Parliament gerrymandered the "official" boundaries doesn’t mean Whisky-lovers have to pay any attention.
Their achievements are numerous — including setting the record price ever paid at auction for a single bottle of Scotch. They produce a very broad range of world-class Single Malt Whiskies that have a huge global following.
The Macallan has been creating Single Malt Whisky for so long at such a high volume and such a high level that they have what sports teams call a very "deep bench." Their incredible inventory of rare, aging Single Malt gives them the ability to pinpoint flavors for the refined Whisky palate. The Macallan 12 YO Double Cask is one of these tasty niche experiments. It’s their classic Single Malt aged a full twelve years in both American Sherry and European Sherry casks — without a Bourbon barrel in sight. The American side brings citrus and vanilla notes while the European side brings flavors of caramel, oak spice, and fruit.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Ginger and dried cherries with vanilla and caramel.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Lightly sweet and thick with oak spice, orange marmalade, brittle toffee, and citrus.
Smooth with more dried fruits and vanilla.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in The Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.