The Macallan 18 Year Old Double Cask
  • 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
  • marmelade
  • cherry
  • gingerbread
  • raisin
  • vanilla
  • figs
  • spicy
  • orange zest

The Macallan

18 Year Old Double Cask (0.75l, 43%)
Price $343.99

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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
  • marmelade
  • cherry
  • gingerbread
  • raisin
  • vanilla
  • figs
  • spicy
  • orange zest
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
It's unknown where the Macallan name comes from, but there are a few possibilities circling around. The most popular one is that it comes from two words in the Gallic language. “Magh” which refers to a fertile piece of ground and “Eilean” which curiously enough means, “of Saint Fillans.” Over time “Magh Eilean” became Anglicised as Macallan.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
It's unknown where the Macallan name comes from, but there are a few possibilities circling around. The most popular one is that it comes from two words in the Gallic language. “Magh” which refers to a fertile piece of ground and “Eilean” which curiously enough means, “of Saint Fillans.” Over time “Magh Eilean” became Anglicised as Macallan.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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