Macallan

Double Cask

Macallan’s Double Cask series, launched in 2018, does what it says on the tin: brings together whisky matured in two different types of cask for a dram that’s the best of both worlds.

In this series, the distillery sticks to its trademark sherry maturation, using a combination of European and American oak sherry-seasoned casks to add a mixture of vanilla and spice notes to its single malt.

You can explore the Double Cask series below, from the previously-launched expressions to the brand-new 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old releases.

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Macallan Double Cask Gold

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Originally known as Macallan Gold, this classic Speyside single malt has introduced thousands to the delights of Macallan.

Tasting Notes

by The Whisky Exchange

Nose Sweet notes of toffee and custard tarts balanced by fresh green-apple skin.

Palate Cinnamon, raisins, baked apples, panna cotta. Quite rich and weighty.

Finish Smooth, rich and clean.

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Ginger Ginger
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Apple Apple
  • Oak Oak
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Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old

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A sweet 12-year-old single malt with warming flavours of butterscotch, fruit and vanilla.

Tasting Notes

by the producer

Nose Creamy butterscotch with a hint of toffee apple, candied orange, vanilla custard and newly felled oak.

Palate Deliciously honeyed, wood spices and balanced with raisins and caramel.

Finish Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying.

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Ginger Ginger
  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Orange Orange
  • Custard Custard
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Macallan Double Cask 15 Year Old

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New for 2015, this single malt is – like the rest of the range – matured in two different types of oak cask, combined before bottling to create a whisky that celebrates the effects of longer ageing in both.

Tasting Notes

by the producer

Nose Dried fruit, toffee and vanilla with smooth oak and baked apple. Balanced with notes of honey and chocolate.

Palate Sweet raisin and sultana builds with hints of vanilla, wood spice and citrus.

Finish Warm with ginger turning to caramel and citrus, with a lingering and creamy mouth feel.

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Ginger Ginger
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Orange Orange
  • Apple Apple
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
  • Honey Honey
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Macallan Double Cask 18 Year Old

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The pinnacle of the range, the 18 Year Old demonstrates the full potential of Macallan’s Double Cask ageing process.

Tasting Notes

by the producer

Nose Dried fruit, ginger and toffee. Rich orange with hints of clove and nutmeg.

Palate Rich raisin and sultana with notes of caramel, vanilla and ginger, balanced by wood spice and zesty citrus.

Finish Warm oak spice with ginger, turning to sweet orange.

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Ginger Ginger
  • Orange Orange
  • Oak Oak
  • Caramel Caramel
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About
Macallan

Founded in 1824, Macallan has grown over almost two centuries to be one of the best-known whisky makers in the world. Famed for its rich, sherry-matured whisky, Macallan has set a standard for top quality drams that other distilleries strive for.

In 2018, Macallan officially opened its new, expanded distillery, a masterpiece of engineering and design. Now one of the largest distillers in Speyside, with space to continue growing, the future looks bright for Macallan and fans of sherried whisky.