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Rare Cask Black

A Macallan with a surprising and distinctive attitude, Rare Cask Black is a whisky unlike any other Macallan.

The Macallan Rare Cask Black

ABV : 48% | Volume : 70CL

Rare Cask Black

A rare, dark and smoky character.

The Macallan Rare Cask Black

A Story Of Rarity

This whisky tells a different story of The Macallan spirit and casks, but more than that, it tells a story of rarity. Select casks at The Macallan Estate have contributed to the creation of this out of character whisky; from time to time our whisky makers come across casks maturing in our warehouses which stand out from the others in a very particular way. These exceptionally rare casks of The Macallan have an intense sweet raisin flavour, and a rich velvety mouthfeel.

These mysterious casks remain untouched in the dark warehouses of The Macallan under the watchful eye of our Whisky Mastery Team, until they are ready to be released.

Containing spirit maturing in American and European sherry-seasoned oak casks, Rare Cask Black sees the addition of peat smoke character gained from exceptionally rare, aged stocks of peated distillation. Unexpected and distinctive in flavour with full bodied richness from the Macallan spirit, Rare Cask Black is an unusual smoky spirit that tells a story of creativity and innovation.

The Experience

  • Colour

    Autumnal leaves.

  • Nose

    Intense flavour from a timeless thread of peat smoke. A beautiful combination of dried fruits, nutmeg, ginger and beautifully polished oak plus dates, figs and raisins, heavy but sweet.

  • Palate

    A dry smokiness reveals itself yielding to softer oak tones.

  • Finish

    Long and fruity with an elegant wood smoke.

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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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