Macallan Double Cask Lunar New Year 12 year old
The perfect partnership of Oloroso sherry seasoned American and European oak casks creates the distinctive, warm character of this harmonious single malt. Our skilled whisky making team optimise the right mix of European and American sherry seasoned oak casks to allow the delicate and indulgent flavours of American oak to take centre stage while the more traditional Macallan characteristics of rich fruits, sherry and wood spice provide a reassuringly familiar backdrop.
Behold, a limited edition twin pack of The Macallan Double Cask Lunar 12 Year Old Triple Cask, released to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020, the Year of the Rat! The whisky itself is drawn from a combination of European sherry seasoned casks, American sherry seasoned casks and American ex-bourbon casks. Housing two bottles of the Macallan 12 Year Old Triple Cask, the ornate packaging was inspired by decorative knots which represent longevity.
Sip or mix this single malt, aged in American and European ex-sherry barrels. Mellow honey and smooth, nutty flavors taper off into a long fade that shows vanilla, citrus, sweet spices and a hint of cocoa.
Nose: Gingerbread, vanilla essence, wafts of buttered toast and clotted-cream-topped scones.
Palate: Raisins, sultanas and stem ginger. Citrus begins to develop on the palate, with a touch of dark chocolate.
Finish: Subtle cedar and honey linger on the palate.