Macallan 12 Double Cask
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old is 100% sherry-seasoned and 100% natural color, in keeping with The Macallan’s tradition, yet unique in the fact that it is defined by the unmistakeable prominence of an American oak style. The Macallan brings new oak from America across thousands of miles to Spain, where casks are crafted and sherry-seasoned before traveling to the distillery in Speyside, where they are filled and matured for at least 12 years. These whiskies are then harmoniously united with those aged for at least 12 years in exceptional sherry-seasoned European oak casks.
nThe delicate flavor of American oak – vanilla, citrus, and light oak – rises in prominence as the traditional Macallan European oak character of dried fruit, sherry and wood spice affords a familiar foundation. Suitable for all occasions, Double Cask 12 Years Old will appeal to existing and new Macallan drinkers alike. The fresh and approachable character of Double Cask 12 Years Old also serves as the perfect complement to its slightly more robust counterpart, the Sherry Oak 12 Years Old.
nBottle Size: 750ml
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old forms part of our Double Cask range which marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. This is a fully rounded single malt in perfect balance, with flavours of honey, citrus and ginger.
A harmonious single malt with a warm character.
IN COLLABORATION WITH STEVE MCCURRY
Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.
He followed our journey of The Macallan cask from its origins in the forests of America and Europe, through the cooperages and Bodegas of Spain, and to our distillery in Speyside, Scotland. There the casks meet our new make spirit and are patiently matured until they are harmoniously united to create a distinctive single malt with a sweeter, warmer taste and character.
Creamy butterscotch with a hint of toffee apple, candied orange, vanilla custard and newly felled oak.
Deliciously honeyed, wood spices and citrus, balanced with raisins and caramel.
Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying.
HONEY. CITRUS. GINGER.
The perfect partnership of Oloroso sherry seasoned American and European oak casks creates the distinctive, warm character of this harmonious single malt. Our skilled whisky making team optimise the right mix of European and American sherry seasoned oak casks to allow the delicate and indulgent flavours of American oak to take centre stage while the more traditional Macallan characteristics of rich fruits, sherry and wood spice provide a reassuringly familiar backdrop.