Macallan Rare Cask

70cl / 43%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Macallan Rare Cask
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Macallan Rare Cask is comprised of 16 different sherry-cask styles, the majority of which are first fill. Rich and complex with notes of dark honey and dried fruit, this bridges the gap between The 1824 Series and The 1824 Collection.
Distillery Bottling


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Ginger Ginger
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
  • Oak Oak

Macallan Rare Cask Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    Nose: Vanilla, raisins and with apples, oranges, and spicy ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

    Palate: Echoing the nose, but with spice up front supported by raisin and vanilla in the background.

    Finish: Chocolate and raisins fade to light notes of citrus zest.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour: Mahogany

    Nose: Opulent, yet soft and slightly meandering, picture an orchestra setting up: quiet vanilla with deep notes, already in tune; raisin bold and booming, though only in spells; chocolate a star performer, but not a standout; a sweet ensemble of apple, lemon and orange, beautifully balanced with a spicy quartet of root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Then oak conducts, mature and elegant, with patience only time delivers.

    Palate: The spicy quartet leads, loud and full, unwavering in their performance. Raisin dares to temper - and succeeds!! – but oak takes control; timeless, polished, rich and resonating. Vanilla and chocolate compliment each other in the background.

    Finish: Light citrus zest, yet full and warming

13 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    11 days ago

    Glendronach 18 blows it out of the water for less than half the price. Still 4 stars.

  • 4
    4 February

    Has anyone tried and have compared to Macallan's 25?

  • 5
    4 February

    Ignorant... It is all that I have to say to those who do not understand or know anything about scotches. Macallan rare cask is for only the ones who know how to appriciate an excellent scotch. Do not miss the aromas...

  • 5
    1 January

    Excellent overall. Great tasting. Very rich. No complaints AT ALL.

  • 5
    17 November 2017

    Replaced the Macallan 18 as my favorite. Smooth and complex with just a gentle kiss of smoke and peat.

  • 5
    14 August 2017

    Outstanding and complex as the tasting notes mention. Smooth - I add a splash of water- and full of dried fruit and spices. Better than Macallan's 18 in my opinion.

  • 5
    4 June 2017

    A stunning smooth single malt maturated in redundant Sherry casks. I disagree with Sat! You pay for excellence. It's to be expected. I've had it a few times at specialist whiskey ?? bars. Roughly ?15. "Lovely".

  • 5
    13 May 2017

    Why settle for less? This Scotch is the sweet spot.

  • 5
    15 January 2017

    One of the best

  • 1
    27 December 2016

    Marketing over substance. Fancy packaging and beautifully designed glass bottle, are in lieu of what's most important. There is no depth to taste and better whiskies can be had for half the price

  • 5
    4 October 2016

    The Macallan Rare Cask. Affordable investment, without doubt.

  • 5
    27 August 2016

    An outstanding blend! Perfectly smooth. One of the best I've tried

  • 5
    14 February 2016

    Some of the best I have tasted!