The Macallan Rare Cask single malt Scotch whisky was introduced to the UK in mid-2015, after being launched in the US in late 2014. It’s comprised of whiskies drawn from 16 different Sherry cask styles, chosen by Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno. A high proportion of these casks are first filled and has resulted in a rich, spicy Speyside single malt, bursting with honey raisin, root ginger and decadent chocolate notes.
Nose: Rich Sherried spices, with a good helping of chocolate-coated raisins and Sherry-dipped plums. A refreshing burst of honeydew melon develops with a drop of water.
Palate: Oily malt, soaked in Oloroso and given a good crack of black pepper. Hints of winter spices and thyme honey.
Finish: Gingerbread, old oak, orange oil and juicy raspberries.