It is often said that when two worlds come together, they create something magical, or simply extraordinary. For us, this is the absolute truth behind the new 12-year-old single malt; The Macallan Double Cask.
This is a single malt which tells the story of a journey; a story which brings together different worlds. To create Double Cask, The Macallan brings new oak from America across thousands of miles to Spain, where oak casks are crafted and sherry seasoned before travelling to the distillery on Speyside to mature for a minimum of twelve years. These whiskies are then harmoniously united with those aged for a minimum of twelve years in the very best sherry seasoned European oak casks. This union reveals an unmatched investment in time and extraordinary commitment to mastery for which The Macallan has been known since 1824.
Exclusively aged in the sherry seasoned casks, The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old delivers a distinct American oak style, reflecting a perfect harmony of flavours and natural colour. The delicate flavour of American oak – vanilla, citrus and light oak – rises in prominence as the traditional Macallan character of rich fruit, sherry and wood spice affords a familiar backdrop. This is a flavour combination which is guaranteed until the very last drop.
Commenting on Double Cask, Bob Dalgarno, The Macallan Master Whisky Maker, said, “This is a single malt which celebrates the coming together of two styles to create a fully rounded and distinctive flavour. By combining wood influences, we have been able to produce a new Macallan which sits perfectly between our existing Sherry Oak and Fine Oak ranges.”
“The introduction of this exceptional expression, The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old to South Africa is a very exciting prospect and one which we are very proud to announce. In a market where malt whisky demand is at its greatest, we’re sure this peerless spirit will attract and be appreciated by both existing and new Macallan drinkers.” said Sanele Gwala, Africa Marketing Manager.
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old is available at selected liquor retailers, from R599.