Macallan Rare Cask70cl / 43%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Milk Chocolate
Macallan Rare Cask Reviews
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
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
18 Customer Reviews
Opulent and complex, full of details. Interesting ginger & peppery finish and sweet at the end. Meets producer's tasting notes.
A disgrace. Bitter and sour with a lousy after-taste. Glendronach is 100 times better at a 1/5 of the cost. Avoid. Horrible!
NAS at this price point is amazing! If it had an age statement, they would be forced to put "12 year" or something as you need to list the youngest age. That would do the whisky injustice as it contains much older whiskies. Even just 1% of 12 year old would require that. A fantastic time for scotch whisky. Glendronach has nothing on this.
NAS at this price point is absurd. It is a sign of the end times for scotch whisky. Glendronach 12 is better than this swill. For a fraction of the cost.
Had the privilege to be invited to a dinner and tasting hosted by Macallan master distiller Nick Savage. We tasted the Rare Cask, 25 yr and Reflexion V5. The only reason I give it a 4 star is that the 25 yr is the smoothest dram I ever had, and the Reflexion took that smoothness and made it more bold and complex. Otherwise it's superb, bought a bottle will buy the others when I hit the lottery.
Glendronach 18 blows it out of the water for less than half the price. Still 4 stars.
Has anyone tried and have compared to Macallan's 25?
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...
Excellent overall. Great tasting. Very rich. No complaints AT ALL.
Replaced the Macallan 18 as my favorite. Smooth and complex with just a gentle kiss of smoke and peat.
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.
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".
Why settle for less? This Scotch is the sweet spot.
One of the best
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
The Macallan Rare Cask. Affordable investment, without doubt.
An outstanding blend! Perfectly smooth. One of the best I've tried
Some of the best I have tasted!