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Classic Cut

The Macallan has released Classic Cut 2020 Edition, a higher strength single malt created to deliver a full and heightened flavour. As the fourth edition in the Classic Cut limited annual series, the 2020 release demonstrates The Macallan’s continuous quest to seek out the extraordinary and offers a remarkable flavour journey of discovery.

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ABV : 55% | Volume : 750ml

The Macallan Classic Cut - 2020 Edition

An exquisite union of oak casks

A Full and Heightened Flavour

Classic Cut - 2020 Edition

For the first time in the series, which is designed to offer a different flavour experience year on year, The Macallan Whisky Mastery Team had the freedom the explore The Macallan’s different cask types to create the peerless single malt.

The Macallan Whisky Maker, Polly Logan used her skill and experience to craft the expression using a combination of sherry seasoned European oak casks and ex-bourbon American oak casks to create a single malt with a unique flavour and character.

The Experience

  • Colour

    Sunlit straw

  • Aroma

    Vanilla with candied orange peel and honey, sweet sultana and raisin with fresh oak and thyme.

  • Palate

    Ginger warmth, sweet orange, vanilla and honey with a fresh vibrant oak.

  • Finish

    Sweet and zingy which travels through to lingering fresh thyme.

  • ABV

    55%

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A Vibrant Single Malt

The exceptional whisky offers a sweet lightness brought by the ex-bourbon oak casks, intertwined with the depth and complexity created by The Macallan’s signature sherry-seasoned oak casks. It has a higher strength ABV of 55%, selected by the Whisky Maker as the optimum level to bring forth the full character of the single malt and reveal the dominant notes of vanilla, sweet orange and fresh vibrant oak.

The Macallan Classic Cut 2020 Edition has been created to reveal the fascinating role of ex-bourbon American oak casks within The Macallan’s portfolio.

Polly Logan, The Macallan Whisky Maker

Marks of Distinction

From The Cask

Every Macallan single malt reveals the unrivalled commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit for which The Macallan has been known since it was established in 1824. It is an expression of our enduring desire to go beyond ordinary, to seek out the extraordinary, and create peerless single malts.

Our reputation for the extraordinary is characterised by the exceptional oak casks for which The Macallan is renowned. Sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eye of the Master of Wood, the hand-picked casks are delivered to the demanding specifications of the Whisky Mastery Team. It is the oak that makes the greatest contribution to the quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours at the heart of this single malt whisky.

Once filled, the maturing spirit remains undisturbed in the same casks for the necessary number of years it needs to be worthy of its destined Macallan expression. It is these oak casks that make the greatest contribution to the quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours which lie at the heart of The Macallan single malt.

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