Macallan 12 Years Old Double Cask 70cl 40°
Macallan offers a new and successful experience with this Macallan Single Malt 12 years old Double Cask.
This whisky has a fresher, sweeter and richer style than the other distillery's signatures thanks to its aging. Its perfectly balanced character has developed thanks to its 100% maturation in Sherry casks made from European oak and American oak.
This 12-year maturing has brought to Macallan Single Malt 12 years old Double Cask the aromas of both oak varieties and the sweetness of Sherry.
To understand the complexity and nuances of this whisky, The Macallan distillery wanted to compare the development of the precious spirit to a guitar's making by partnering with Philippe Debreuille, a famous manufacturer of custom guitars and wood expert. He wanted to understand and make understand the importance of the provenance and quality of wood to achieve a beautiful creation.
Macallan 12 years old Double Cask has a rich aromatic palette with spicy and woody aromas that combine notes of vanilla, butterscotch, candied orange with dried fruits and the sweetness of honey.
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The Macallan distillery is nestled on the banks of the river Spey, at the heart of Glenlivet, cradle of the great malts.
Located near Graigellachie, the Macallan distillery obtained its first license to distil thanks to Alexander Reid. It was purchased by James Stewart in 1886 (from Glen Spey distillery) who undertook its reconstruction. In 1892, Roderick Kemp took over the ownership of the old farm distillery. It stayed in the Kemp’s family until 1996. Within 10 years (1965 to 1975), the number of stills at Macallan rose from 6 to 21.
The success, brand and popularity of The Macallan are established on the exceptional quality of production, as Macallan maintained traditional methods of whisky elaboration.
All of The Macallan production comes from the same distillery, which makes it a Single Malt. The Macallan is today the fifth best-selling malt in the world. The six golden rules of The Macallan are the reason why it is today the Rolls of Single Malts, according to the widely recognized Harrod’s Guide.