milk chocolate
malty
raisin
gently sweet
vanilla
zesty
orange zest
oak
citrus
Spiral The Macallan Rare Cask

Macallan

The Rare Cask

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light mahogany 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Orange zest, chocolate and spice   
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Raisins and oak, vanilla, milk chocolate, and walnuts
 
Finish 
Warming, Grand Marnier Cognac and cocoa
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$314.99
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You don’t ask questions… you just stop and drink it in.  

In 2009 The Macallan issued a statement saying that they had passed Glenfiddich to become the second largest producer of single malt Scotch in the world, behind only Glenlivet. The Big 3 definitely stand far above the others in production, and, fortunately for us, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. No small feat.
 
For master cooper Stuart MacPherson, wood is serious business. Wood is so integral to the making of Macallan whiskey that Stuart has the actual title of “Master of Wood.”  
 
Macallan Rare Cask is a single malt of the first order. Every drop is pure Macallan, and all of it is aged in Stuart’s carefully acquired Sherry casks. This is where Bob Dalgarno comes in. Bob is the Official Whiskey Maker, and he gets the awesome and intimidating task of blending Macallans of various casks and ages to achieve a special flavor profile. If it needs a little citrus and stone fruit, add younger Whiskies. If it needs more chocolate and wood spice, add older. Taste is the key… and with Macallan Rare Cask, taste is achieved. 
 
Even the packaging is special. The bright red box swings open like French doors to reveal the cut crystal decanter with a perfect taper and plunging neckline. But you won’t find an age stamp on the beautiful packaging that it comes in. A gentleman never asks. Besides, that is just the gown … the dressing for the luscious spirit within. The color is a light mahogany, the flavor gently sweet and rich with a full body, intoxicating aroma, and a mouth-feel that is … sensual.  
 
Cheers to Stuart and Bob … nice job lads. 
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Speyside Whisky
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    The Macallan
  • Bottler
    The Macallan

Macallan

The Rare Cask

(0.75l, 43%)


7.8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Macallan Rare Cask
Reginald
This is a very nice little tipple. Not "M", but a very fine whiskey in its own right.
sarah
A really fine whiskey. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Not the biggest Macallan fan, great flavors but not a lot of depth or dimension. Enjoy the 15 more over this one.
Michael
It's wonderful, when you drink it you will love it for life
anonymous
@ robert, arrggghhhhh me hearty! but seriously; i fell in love with a 25 Y.O. MacAllan received as a gift from my Irish employers/friends in 1986 when i was the last bartender out the door as they closed Shaunasee's in Santa Ana that year. Pat and Kevin were great Irishmen but neither had a CPA! i was still partaking of that bottle in 1993. wish i had had the strength to keep it longer. that, and Martell Cordon Bleu are my two favorites liquids of all time.
Robert
i felt like a drunken pirate king
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