Macallan Rare Cask

Macallan Rare Cask

Price: $300 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Macallan / Edrington Group

Region: Speyside

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Sherry Cask

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Sherried malt and candied almonds. A bit of dried fruit and ginger with chocolate and citrus.

Mouthfeel: Lighter

Palate/Taste: Raisins and fig, with sherry and dried banana. Milk chocolate and vanilla with a touch of oak.

Finish: Medium length with caramel and ginger being most predominant, slight fruitiness

Thoughts: It tastes Macallan 12, in a fancy overpriced bottle, and my score reflects this. It’s not bad, but for $50 less you can get Macallan 18, (Which is also overpriced) a dram with far more complexity and deep sherry.

Score: 78/100

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