Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask
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Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask has been aged in a combination of American oak and ex-sherry casks. This is a rich whisky which combines fruity citrus and caramel with spicy ginger and nutmeg.

Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old
Cask Type
Oloroso Sherry


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Ginger Ginger
  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Orange Orange
  • Custard Custard

Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour:  Harvest sun

    Aroma: Creamy butterscotch, toffee apple, candied orange, vanilla custard, and newly felled oak.

    Palate: Wood spices (ginger and nutmeg), citrus, caramel, raisins and resinous.

    Finish: Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying.

18 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    15 November 2018

    Bought the 50ml sampler. Very nice. Good nose, but some harshness at the back of the mouth. I may get some for Christmas. Very nice 'flavor'. I'm learning lots buying samplers.....

  • 5
    14 November 2018

    I have never been a fan of Macallan 12 scotch. I thoroughly enjoyed Macallan 18 Until the jump on price made it very difficult to continue enjoying. Then came mac 12 double cask. Delightful. I shade lighter than Mac 18 At a third of the price. Recently a magnum came on the market which was a pleasant surprise

  • 4
    30 August 2018

    This is interesting stuff from Macallan. The usual Macallan rancio sherry fruit is kind of in the background behind the spice from the oak. There is also a butterscotch/ toffee like creamyness that is mentioned in the producers’ tasting notes. This is not quite the sherry bomb that the Macallan 12yr sherry oak is. As far as I’m concerned that’s the real Macallan. I think it’s worlds better than the Macallan fine oak series which they wisely made to appeal to current trends. I’m a relatively young whisky drinker (41). However, when it comes to scotch I’m pretty old school. Sherry or peat (or some combination of the two). Personal preferences aside, this is pretty good stuff that is worth a try, especially for experienced whisky drinkers like me who think they’ve tried it all.

  • 5
    16 May 2018

    Just perfect, IF you like the Sherry ones tjis one is really a bargain! Smooth and rich flavour and not to sweet! The Arbelour Abbunadh still is the best thoug!

  • 3
    1 March 2018

    It's good, no doubt about it, but very similar to the Macallan Amber, in taste and in price too.

  • 5
    17 February 2018

    There are few if not just a couple Macallans better than this one bellow the 400 pound range.

  • 4
    13 January 2018

    Yes. I found to very enjoyable.

  • 4
    31 December 2017

    I got this as a Christmas present and was very excited as I had never tried it. It is very very good, but lacks a strong finish. It pales to the regular 12 year Macallan and isn't nearly as good. I do like it and will enjoy it. I would give 4 1/2 stars if I could.

  • 5
    30 November 2017

    Excellent service. Received next day, cannot fault anything. Not opened yet by I know what it tastes like. 5 stars

  • 3
    22 September 2017

    A Friday night special. It's decent without being particularly exciting. Some sweet sherry and bourbon wood, a bit of body but not much complexity. Nothing to complain about but nothing outstanding.

  • 4
    6 September 2017

    A very deep and fruity number with plenty of swetness.

  • 4
    31 July 2017

    I'm no connoisseur but this is tasty and smooth. I tried the 40% version, trying to find the 43% version. But a little to pricey. But thats typical of Macallan.

  • 4
    9 July 2017

    Delicious and smooth.

  • 4
    20 June 2017

    Excellent whisky. The nose has lots of wood, with red apple, rich honey, nutmeg and a whiff of seashore brine. The taste is equally rich, with dry oak and caramel dominating, leading to a long, spicy finish with a touch of heat on the tongue. A fantastic expression of Macallan.

  • 3
    24 May 2017

    Personally speaking, I think it a little light and lacking complexity - paradise lost for me at the moment with regard to Macallan, though this is a step in the right direction...looking forward

  • 5
    9 January 2017

    The best whiskey you could get in this price range and even above. Considering I've tasted whiskeys that are priced 500 euros and above this one is simply the best.

  • 5
    8 January 2017

    One of the best I've ever had!

  • 5
    22 September 2016

    One that is spot on with the tasting notes.