One of America’s most popular single malts is adding a new expression to its’ already beloved portfolio. The Macallan has announced a Double Cask 12 Year Old Whisky and it sounds like a winner.
The new whisky marks the first time the distillery has used American Oak Sherry-seasoned casks. To create Double Cask, The Macallan brings new oak from America thousands of miles to Spain, where the oak casks are crafted and Sherry-seasoned before traveling to the Macallan’s distillery on Speyside to mature for at least twelve years.
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old is 100% Sherry seasoned, and 100% Natural Color, in keeping with The Macallan’s tradition, but unique in the fact it is defined by the unmistakable prominence of the American Oak style. American Oak has less tannin and allows more vanillin to shine through, giving off sweet and fresh fruit flavors. “By combining wood influences, we have been able to produce a new Macallan which sits perfectly between our existing Sherry Oak and Fine Oak ranges,” explains Bob Dalgarno, The Macallan Master Whisky Maker.
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old Whisky is priced at $65.00 and is available at your local fine spirits purveyor. Cheers!