The Macallan Double Cask 15 Year
The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
The Macallan Double Cask 15 Year was added to the brand's portfolio globally in July 2020 along with Double Cask 18 Year. The Double Cask series features single malt whiskies which matured in sherry-seasoned American oak and European oak casks. After 15 years in the respective casks, the whiskies were blended and 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 & European sherry seasoned oak casks
"The aroma shows a robust malty note, dried fruits (figs, raisins, orange peel), and mild aromas of vanilla and caramel. Baking spices appear as well. Quite a lot going on with the aroma, but all pretty much expected. As you taste, the whisky has a tangy, spicy profile. More dried fruits appear and there's a moderate oak flavor. There's a good length to the finish which displays a nice nutty and dark chocolate quality. The American oak casks here give the whisky a bright and lively tone which is a good thing. "