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Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old

Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old

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The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old: A Rich and Balanced Speyside Single Malt

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old is a cornerstone of the Speyside region's single malts. This expression showcases The Macallan's renowned mastery of wood management, delivering a delightful harmony of classic Macallan character with the subtle sweetness of American oak casks.

Colour: Warm harvest sun, a rich amber hue that hints at the sherried influences within.

Nose: The initial aroma offers a creamy and inviting wave of butterscotch, toffee apple, and candied orange. Vanilla custard adds a touch of sweetness, while a hint of freshly cut oak provides a grounding earthiness.

Palate: The first sip reveals a burst of flavour, with wood spices like ginger and nutmeg taking centre stage. These warm notes are intertwined with refreshing citrus and a touch of caramel, creating a complex and engaging mouthfeel. Hints of raisins and a resinous quality emerge, adding depth and intrigue.

Finish: The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old lingers on the palate with a warming oak character. The sweetness and dryness achieve a beautiful balance, leaving a lasting impression of sophistication.

Beyond the Tasting Notes:

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old is a versatile whisky, well-suited for a variety of palates and drinking occasions. Here are some additional thoughts to enhance your appreciation of this Speyside classic:

  • Maturation: The 12-year age statement signifies a whisky that has matured for at least this period. This time in the cask allows the spirit to develop its rich character and complex flavour profile.
  • Cask Influence: The use of both American and European sherry-seasoned oak casks plays a significant role in shaping the whisky's taste. American oak imparts notes of vanilla, citrus, and butterscotch, while the European sherry casks contribute dried fruit, spice, and the signature Macallan sherry influence.
  • Serving Suggestions: Enjoy The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old neat to fully appreciate its intricate flavours. For a slightly cooler experience, try a few drops of chilled, filtered water. This will release some of the tighter-knit aromas and create a smoother mouthfeel. The whisky also shines in classic cocktails, adding depth and richness to an Old Fashioned or a Rob Roy.
  • Food Pairing: The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old pairs well with a variety of foods.  Consider creamy cheeses, cured meats, or smoked salmon to complement the whisky's richness. For a sweet pairing, try it alongside fruit crumbles or dark chocolate.

In Conclusion:

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old is a testament to The Macallan's dedication to crafting exceptional single malts. Its balanced flavour profile, featuring notes of citrus, spice, and sherry, makes it a crowd-pleaser amongst whisky enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a well-crafted cocktail, The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Looking to Try The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old?

At The General Wine Company, we stock a wide range of single malts, including The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old. Visit our website or our store in Liphook to explore our collection and find the perfect whisky for your taste.


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Richard Sellars
Birthday Gift

After searching many retail stores for my sons 50th birthday present I went online and was a little unsure of the many offers from so many different sites, and the I saw the general wine company in Petersfield and knew it would be a safe option.
The whole process was seamless,it couldn't have been easier and I had confirmation of delivery a few days later .
One very happy son and an even happier father too,great job the team at general wine company oh and you were the cheapest supplier too.