Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask Sample3cl / 40%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- The Perfect Measure
Aged in a combination of American oak and ex-sherry casks. Rich, fruity whisky with spicy ginger and nutmeg on the finish.
This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:
Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask
Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask Reviews
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
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.....
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
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.
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!
It's good, no doubt about it, but very similar to the Macallan Amber, in taste and in price too.
There are few if not just a couple Macallans better than this one bellow the 400 pound range.
Yes. I found to very enjoyable.
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.
Excellent service. Received next day, cannot fault anything. Not opened yet by I know what it tastes like. 5 stars
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.
A very deep and fruity number with plenty of swetness.
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.
Delicious and smooth.
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.
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
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.
One of the best I've ever had!
One that is spot on with the tasting notes.