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Double Cask

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old forms part of our Double Cask range which marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. This is a fully rounded single malt in perfect balance, with flavours of honey, citrus and ginger.

Double Cask 12 Years Old

Double Cask 12 Years Old

A harmonious single malt with a warm character.

In Collaboration with Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

He followed our journey of The Macallan cask from its origins in the forests of America and Europe, through the cooperages and Bodegas of Spain, and to our distillery in Speyside, Scotland. There the casks meet our new make spirit and are patiently matured until they are harmoniously united to create a distinctive single malt with a sweeter, warmer taste and character.
 

The Experience

  • Colour

    Harvest sun.

  • Nose

    Creamy butterscotch with a hint of toffee apple, candied orange, vanilla custard and newly felled oak.

  • Palate

    Deliciously honeyed, wood spices and citrus, balanced with raisins and caramel.

  • Finish

    Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying.

  • ABV

    40%

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The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old

Honey. Citrus. Ginger.

The perfect partnership of Oloroso sherry seasoned American and European oak casks creates the distinctive, warm character of this harmonious single malt. Our skilled whisky making team optimise the right mix of European and American sherry seasoned oak casks to allow the delicate and indulgent flavours of American oak to take centre stage while the more traditional Macallan characteristics of rich fruits, sherry and wood spice provide a reassuringly familiar backdrop.
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Meet

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image.

McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal and National Press Photographers Award.

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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Ways To Enjoy

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Double Cask 12 Years Old Ice Ball

Chilled slowly for a perfect drinking experience

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Double Cask 12 Years Old Ice Ball

Inspired by Japanese cocktail culture, where bartenders hand-carve ice balls to create sculpted spheres that melt slowly, The Macallan Ice Ball brings together magic, theatre and artistry to deliver a perfect serve.

The ice ball melts slowly to chill your whisky whilst releasing less water, preserving the distinctive character of this Macallan single malt and its individual flavours from start to finish.

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Pasa-doble

An elegant twist on a classic

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Pasa-doble

Combining American style with distinct European flair, this take on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail is a taste of two worlds. The nutty Amontillado sherry compliments the sweet round notes of the maple syrup in a drink to be savoured.

  • 40ml Double Cask
  • 12 Years Old 15ml Amontillado Sherry
  • Pinch of smoked salt
  • 5ml maple syrup
  • Glass: Old Fashioned
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