milk chocolate
oak
spicy
gently sweet
raisin
citrus
vanilla
walnuts
cocoa
Spiral The Macallan Rare Cask

The Macallan
Rare Cask
Reviews and 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.
Price:
$274.99
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The Macallan Rare Cask is adored for its milk chocolate, oak, spicy and gently sweet flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at The Macallan distillery, Speyside.

Based on 152 votes, the average rating for The Macallan Rare Cask is 8.7/10.

Top reviews for The Macallan Rare Cask:

— Fantastic, this really is a damn fine whiskey. At almost $300 the price is outrages. That being said this thing taste sweet, oakey, with a long silky vanilla finish. Don't ruin this with water. Drink neat.

— Unreal. Smooth.

— Macallan Rare Cask is a great work of art in the world of whisky. I am being very stingy with it cause I do not want to run out sooner than normal. The nose reminds me of my childhood attic with a musty sweet aroma that I cant get enough of. The finish is like a symphony of expertly composed violins playing in unison. Masterful.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Sherry cask

The Macallan Rare Cask

(0.75l, 43%)


8.7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Macallan Rare Cask
Orlando
Orlando,
Fantastic, this really is a damn fine whiskey. At almost $300 the price is outrages. That being said this thing taste sweet, oakey, with a long silky vanilla finish. Don't ruin this with water. Drink neat.
 
Ajay
Ajay,
first rate world class single malt finished in Sherry cask, with trademark Macallan smoke and finish. Heavy hitter. Rich amber red color and thick consistency.
 
Steve
Steve,
Fine, but unimaginative for the price. Certainly no Highland Park the Dark. Or Light. Or, ironically, Flaviar's Highland Park 12 year old. Although it is called Rare Cask, don't mistake that for cask strength. This is watered down already so you'll just take it neat. Sherry dominates. It tastes to me like a weak Kavalan.
 
Rick
Rick,
Delicious 😋
 
Kent
Kent,
Unreal. Smooth.
 
Tom
Tom,
Sherry Bomb. Very easy drinker and good post dinner. However for the cost I prefer other Sherry scotches that are available on the market such as Glendronach 18
 
Felix
Felix,
Macallan Rare Cask is a great work of art in the world of whisky. I am being very stingy with it cause I do not want to run out sooner than normal. The nose reminds me of my childhood attic with a musty sweet aroma that I cant get enough of. The finish is like a symphony of expertly composed violins playing in unison. Masterful.
 
Evan
Evan,
Beautiful single malt
 
Judah
Judah,
A good dram but not befitting its price. There are other choices that are better.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Smooth and flavorfull
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Delicious nose, chocolate, dried fruits, walnuts, vanilla and a bit of oak. A warming sensation equilibrated with a sweet note in the mouth and a long finish. Really nice
 
Michael
Michael,
Vanilla raisin oak , rich and smooth! But not so complex
 
Christopher
Christopher,
This is in a league of its own. I know the price is stiff, but treat yourself. You will not be disappointed.
 
Jitendra
Jitendra,
For the price, age and name... this is one of the best bet.... better than 18 year old
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Very good but at this price point I expect a little more than very good. Macallan makes a great product it's unfortunate that almost every bottle I've tried is good but not good enough to justify the price.
 
Sotirios
Sotirios,
The best I’ve had so far. Shockingly smooth. Expected nothing like the heaven I tasted.
 
Jason
Jason,
Got this as an anniversary present for $375 a few years ago and the flavor is not worth the price.
 
Javaris
Javaris,
Absolutely stunning
 
Ryan
Ryan,
WOW! Fantastic dram! It is amazing both neat or with a small ice cube. Incredibly smooth and the tastes of vanilla and dried fruit are obvious but not overwhelming.
 
Freddy
Freddy,
By far one of the best whiskeys I have had. This was actually pair with dessert and it was perfect. It is gentle from the tip of the tongue to your stomach. I highly recommend this whiskey to anyone (young or old).
 
Jesus
Jesus,
Love it
 
Chris
Chris,
One of my absolute favorites. Smooth smooth dare I say smooth finish
 
Tom
Tom,
Awesome!
 
Samuel
Samuel,
it’ll give you the goosebumps; it’s smooth and yummy-yummy!! yeah it’s permanent on the bar
 
Michelle
Michelle,
love the smooth and sweet finish
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Amazing. Smooth. Oak and cinnamon up front. Mellow in the middle. Long leathery finish that lingers but does not burn. Mildly peaty. His ruined all other scotch for me.
 
Dan
Dan,
Fantastic Scotch! Best I have had thus far!
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Loved it, just too expensive to drink all the time.
 
Boyd
Boyd,
Tasting wheel is pretty accurate. Over time the chocolate becomes even More pronounced, some moderate spice then milky texture on the back end. Really enjoyed but over priced in the end
 
Ryan
Ryan,
This review is for the 9 year old cask strength matured in Sherry casks. Hints of maple syrup and spice, with a smooth finish after the burn!
 
Ben
Ben,
Incredible smooth scotch!!!
 
Maxwell
Maxwell,
Blue contender but not a winner
 
Kevin
Kevin,
It's one of the best I've owned or tasted.
 
guest
guest,
Amazing
 
John
John,
Raisin, mahogany, leather, chocolate
 
James
James,
The best and smoothest I have ever had.
 
Bob
Bob,
Very well rounded. Great from start to finish. Very smooth.
 
Reginald
Reginald,
This is a very nice little tipple. Not "M", but a very fine whiskey in its own right.
 
sarah
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
Michael,
It's wonderful, when you drink it you will love it for life
 
guest
guest,
@ 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
Robert,
i felt like a drunken pirate king
 
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