The Macallan Double Cask 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • toffee
  • marmalade
  • cherry
  • gingerbread
  • raisin
  • vanilla
  • figs
  • spicy
  • orange zest

The Macallan

Double Cask 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (0.7l, 43%)

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A brilliant double-wood expression of The Macallan with fruit-forward profile and delivered at 43% ABV

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 is famous for their Sherry infused Single Malt masterpieces. Their Double Cask series explores the influence that a combination of Oloroso and American Sherry casks have on their Single Malt. The Spanish Oloroso casks bring the rancio and spice that made Macallan famous while the American Sherry casks accentuate the vanilla and fruit notes.

Eighteen years is a magic number for Single Malts where the maximum value of cask and Spirit are achieved. The Macallan Double Cask 18 Year Old is aged a full eighteen years in first-fill Sherry casks from Spain and the US. It’s a brilliant expression of The Macallan with a bit more fruit and delivered at 43% ABV.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Rich Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma smells like it was crafted by a five-star chef with deep notes of marmalade, dried marasca cherries, sultana, gingerbread, and toffee.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors prove the aromas with warm caramel, vanilla, ginger, mission fig, wood spices, flamed orange zest, ripe black plum, and a dash of medjool date.

Finish
The finish is medium length, warm, and satisfying with a zesty orange note.

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  • toffee
  • marmalade
  • cherry
  • gingerbread
  • raisin
  • vanilla
  • figs
  • spicy
  • orange zest
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Macallan is a popular choice among the younger Whisky drinking crowd and they do a lot of marketing activities to keep in touch with them. In 2016, they created a Facebook chatbot that answered questions about the brand and its Whiskies.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
The Macallan Speyside estate is the only distillery ground in Scotland where you can fish for atlantic salmon. It sits right on the River Spey and from February to September is the perfect location for some salmon fishing.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Macallan is a popular choice among the younger Whisky drinking crowd and they do a lot of marketing activities to keep in touch with them. In 2016, they created a Facebook chatbot that answered questions about the brand and its Whiskies.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
The Macallan Speyside estate is the only distillery ground in Scotland where you can fish for atlantic salmon. It sits right on the River Spey and from February to September is the perfect location for some salmon fishing.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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