The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year
The Macallan // Highland, Scotland
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year launched in summer 2016 beginning in Taiwan with more releases planned in Asia, North America, the UK, and other international markets by the end of the year. The release will eventually be part of the company's core range and is made using both American and European sherry-seasoned oak casks, hence the name. After a 12 year maturation period, it is bottled at 43% ABV.
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 TypeAmerican and European sherry-seasoned oak
"A sweet nose showcases chocolate, along with sherry fruits and nuttiness. Find a drier, spicier oak influence on the palate, along with lemon oil, all backed by a trail-mix bag assortment of dried sugary fruits and nuts. The finish begins with citrus zest and spice, along with more oak, before turning into milk chocolate and more rich dark, dried fruits."