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Rare Cask

The Macallan Rare Cask features a deep ruby mahogany colour and displays an intense sweet raisin note, coupled with a rich, velvety smooth mouthfeel and complexity to provide an indulgent and highly sensorial whisky experience.

 
 
The Macallan Rare Cask

ABV : 43% | Volume : 70cl

The Macallan Rare Cask, Batch No. 2, 2019 Release

A Rare and Special Discovery

The Experience

  • Colour

    Ruby Mahogany

  • Nose

    Soft notes of vanilla with rich raisin, followed by a sweet fusion of fresh apple, lemon and orange.

  • Palate

    An intense sweet raisin dominates before giving way to vanilla and dark chocolate, with layers of light citrus zest.

  • Finish

    Long, rich and velvety.

  • ABV

    43%

The Macallan Rare Cask

Rare Cask

A Quest for the Extraordinary

Rare Cask is crafted from the finest and rarest sherry seasoned oak casks, unearthed by The Macallan Whisky Mastery Team using their knowledge, skill, passion, and creativity in their quest to seek out the extraordinary.

This single malt whisky reveals the remarkable art and science of the Whisky Maker in selecting unique oak casks that exhibit a distinctive and complex flavour profile. They were curated for maturation by The Macallan Master of Wood and delivered to the exacting specifications of The Macallan Whisky Mastery Team to create Rare Cask. This luxurious expression highlights the magic and science in The Macallan’s intricate whisky making process, as the whisky maker identifies the exceptional oak casks which impart the intense and highly complex flavour profile.

Soft aromas of vanilla with rich raisin lead the journey of discovery into this single malt whisky, followed by a sweet fusion of fresh apple, lemon and orange. Intense sweet raisin flavours dominate the palate, before giving way to vanilla and dark chocolate, with layers of light citrus zest. The finish is long, rich and velvety to offer a decadent whisky experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Every oak cask has its own personality, with little differences that make them unique. From time to time The Macallan Whisky Mastery Team discovers casks maturing in our warehouses which stand out from the others.

Sarah Burgess, Lead 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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