Macallan 12 Double Cask

Macallan 12 double cask

Price: $60 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Macallan / Edrington Group

Region: Speyside

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 12 years

Cask Type: New sherry seasoned American oak & European oak sherry casks

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Dried oranges, citrus, spice cake, sherry, vanilla, and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and slightly viscous.

Palate/Taste: Caramel, vanilla, cinnamon with bits of gentle pepper and ginger. Fruit notes throughout.

Finish: Medium warmth with a linger of oak, candied ginger, and apples.

Thoughts: If you took Macallan 12 sherry cask and turned the flavor knob down this is what you get. I appreciate the age statement, but Macallan is obviously trying to extended their depleted stocks with this release until they can get more aged sherry cask back on hand. Alright scotch, but no match for the regular 12 year.

Score: 79 out of 100

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