The Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak Cask
The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
The Macallan invests an exorbitant amount each year into the wood in which they age their whiskies. In the case of the Sherry Oak Cask Series European oak sherry casks were predominately used with some American oak sherry casks used as well. Both types were seasoned with oloroso sherry. Additionally, the majority of these barrels were first-fill casks which will mean even more color and flavors are picked up. After 12 years of aging, this single malt is bottled at 43% ABV with natural coloring. No caramel coloring is used.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeEuropean oak and American oak oloroso seasoned casks
"The color is a medium amber color with a slight greenish hue, common in sherried whisky. Fruity aromas and a soft, creamy texture are quite inviting. More fruit, Marcona almonds, fresh orange zest, and baking spices are on the palate. The Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak Cask is quite the gateway drug for new Scotch whisky drinkers."