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Rare Cask

Rare and Rich

Rare Cask

Handpicked by our Whisky Maker

  • Crafted to showcase complexity and depth, Rare Cask is drawn from the broadest spectrum of casks, 16 different types, ever identified by the Master Whisky Maker.

    Far less than 1% of those casks maturing at the distillery have been identified as fitting to bestow the Rare Cask name. With rarity at its core, this is a whisky crafted from casks so rare they will never again be used in any Macallan whisky. Combining Spanish and American sherry seasoned oak casks, a high proportion of them first fill, gives rise to an exquisite whisky with a splendidly rich hue, and an unmistakably woody whisky. Soft notes of opulent vanilla and raisin on the nose, give way to apple, lemon, and orange. Balanced by a spicy quartet of root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Oak resonates, timeless, polished and rich. Vanilla and chocolate lead the finale along with a light citrus zest. The finish is full, warming and woody.

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TheTheExperience

Savour every moment

  • Spicy
  • Chocolate
  • Raisin
  • Vanilla
  • Oak
  • Citrus
Colour
Mahogany
ABV
43%
Nose
Opulent, yet soft and slightly meandering, picture an orchestra setting up: quiet vanilla with deep notes, already in tune; raisin bold and booming, though only in spells; chocolate a star performer, but not a standout; a sweet ensemble of apple, lemon and orange, beautifully balanced with a spicy quartet of root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Then oak conducts, mature and elegant, with patience only time delivers.
Palate
The spicy quartet leads, loud and full, unwavering in their performance. Raisin dares to temper - and succeeds – but oak takes control; timeless, polished, rich and resonating. Vanilla and chocolate compliment each other in the background.
Finish
Light citrus zest, yet full and warming
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TheThePerfect Serve

Bring the flavours to life

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    Straight

    Enjoy with nothing added

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    Water

    Add a splash of water to release the flavours

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    Ice Ball

    Enjoy on the ice ball for minimum dilution and maximum cool