Macallan Double Cask Gold

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Macallan Double Cask Gold
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Double Cask Gold is the new name for Gold as part of Macallan's relaunched range introduced in 2018. Aged in a combination of first fill and refill sherry casks, it is designed to sit between the now-defunct 10yo Sherry Oak and 10yo Fine Oak bottlings.
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Cask Type
Oloroso Sherry


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Ginger Ginger
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Apple Apple
  • Oak Oak

Macallan Double Cask Gold Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

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

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

    Finish: Smooth, rich and clean.

  • Tasting Notes for CLASS Magazine

    Clear, burnished gold.

    Pungent, vanilla, fresh pressed apple juice and citrus zest with dark chocolate garnish and subtle oakyness.

    Dry cinnamon and ginger toasty spiced oak, smoothed by vanilla and dark chocolate, freshened with apple, zesty lemon and orange.

    Dry oak lingers with cinnamon spice.

    Diffordsguide Rating - 4/5

39 Customer Reviews

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  • 2
    12 October

    Thin and nondiscript. Much better non-peat, non-smoke Scotches available for less. 2 stars is generous.

  • 1
    9 October

    There are many better for less. I am amazed that Macallan put their name to this. Has a synthetic taste. Not good at all. Sorry.

  • 2
    15 September

    It's all hype! The name didn't stand out for itself with this one - far more good whisky you can find at a lesser price. Nose not interesting, taste not intriguing... I can live without...

  • 2
    17 July

    Not the best ok aroma but finish is to spicy and the notes do not come out when you hold for 10seconds

  • 2
    23 February

    Decent whisky for an evening tipple but not the greatest...smells odd but tastes ok

  • 5
    11 February

    Love it. Great value for a Macallan as well.

  • 2
    9 February

    Not good. This is thin, watery, and really, NO - REALLY lacks flavor and character. I'd tried and enjoyed the standard Macallan 12 in NYC (they don't sell it in Canada anymore, just the DC12), so I thought I'd give the Gold a shot for it's semi-modest price point. My bad. Huge mistake. You can get Glendronach 12 for about the same price. Hell, you can get a LOT of superior whisky at the same price. So I'd suggest you ignore this one. We've never met, but I'd trust me on this.

  • 5
    11 January

    This never fails to impress, a beautiful whisky and slightly oily on the palate, full of flavour and i agree with Wim the Dutch guy, Macallan never fails to impress. i've drank plenty of this fine whisky and will continue to do so.

  • 4
    16 December 2017

    This is a light hearted drink, very suitable for comfy nights. Very pleasant indeed. I also don't understand the negative reviews here. No headaches whatsoever, nothing harsh at all, no burning, what did they drink really? Spiritus? I consider this a fine whisky. It reminded me of some nie german spirits like Trester or Hefe, without the grape influence

  • 1
    3 December 2017

    Really quite bad, there are basic blends out there that taste far better and are more balanced. A disgrace to the Macallan name.

  • 5
    19 November 2017

    This is one of my go to Single Malts, Whenever entertaining friends this is the most accepted drink to have with non whiskey drinkers. Its a light vanilla smooth drinking Caramel finish!! One of the easiest Malts to draw back! IMO of course. Cheers!

  • 4
    27 August 2017

    Excellent! There is an oak flavour present from start to finish. The quality of this tipple comes definitely from the Sherry flavours it is generously giving away; I certainly did not expect such gift coming from an 'entry level' whisky. Very pleasant neat, this whisky might require a drop of water to gain in complexity. The alcohol is very well integrated as well and the finish decent. To resume, excellent start then slowly fade away. Sherry oak and light citrus notes makes Gold rather simple; nothing to complain about though.

  • 5
    2 August 2017


  • 2
    6 July 2017

    I found this quite disappointing; it was simple and one-dimensional. I understand it's an entry level product but even so, I'm not sure it honours the prestige of the Macallan brand. Nothing special. For $69(CAN.), I would not recommend this.

  • 4
    29 May 2017

    This one hit me quite hard, but not in an unwelcome way. Rather like being hit over the head with a heavy cushion by an older sibling.

  • 4
    1 April 2017

    A lovely soft flavour, with a sweet edge. Didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised

  • 3
    8 January 2017

    Legs are slow and oily, even after chill filtering, suggests higher temperature fermentation. Nose - sweet, dark chocolate, citrus, malty , nutty and spicey due to short fermentation. Vanilla. Palate - sweet, orange, spicey. Finish - estery, sweet, orange, chocolate. Typical Speyside with short fermentation and I suspect very very narrow cuts with lower cut in the high 60s percentage ABV. Reasonable for the price, but nothing too special.

  • 3
    22 December 2016

    Legs, slow, oily. Nose - sweet, estery, citrus, , marmalade, strong dark chocolate is one of the first aromas, subsides after ten minutes, malt, spicy, green apple, reflecting a short fermentation. Some dark fruits. Palate - sweet, citrus, orange, marmalade, slight green apple, spicy. Plenty of body, oily from cask and short fermentation. Would suggest relatively high temperature in fermentation. Ethyl Acetates broken down by Lactobacilli to Acetate esters and Ethyl esters. Suggests high Foreshot cut with narrow cuts. Finish - fairly long, sweet, estery, citrus, orange and marmalade, astringent from tannins. No sulphur notes suggesting no candle used to fumigate cask. Conclusion - as a Speyside is good, but not imo a classic.

  • 4
    17 December 2016

    Can't understand all these negative reviews? True it's not the most mind blowing whisky and just because it says Macallan don't expect the very best- but it's very easy drinking.. let it rest in the glass for a while before tasting.. lovely apple , raisins and honey sweetness coming through and a nice oaky finish .. I would buy another bottle for sure.. Easy 4 stars

  • 4
    19 September 2016

    great mixed with UmBongo, the fruityness of the mixer works well with the oakiness of the malt

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