The Macallan Rare Cask

The Macallan Rare Cask

(0.75l, 43%)


8.7/10
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$269.99
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You don’t ask questions… you just stop and drink it in.  

In 2009 The Macallan issued a statement saying that they had passed Glenfiddich to become the second largest producer of single malt Scotch in the world, behind only Glenlivet. The Big 3 definitely stand far above the others in production, and, fortunately for us, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. No small feat.  
For master cooper Stuart MacPherson, wood is serious business. Wood is so integral to the making of Macallan whiskey that Stuart has the actual title of “Master of Wood.”  
 
Macallan Rare Cask is a single malt of the first order. Every drop is pure Macallan, and all of it is aged in Stuart’s carefully acquired Sherry casks. This is where Bob Dalgarno comes in. Bob is the Official Whisky Maker, and he gets the awesome and intimidating task of blending Macallans of various casks and ages to achieve a special flavor profile. If it needs a little citrus and stone fruit, add younger Whiskies. If it needs more chocolate and wood spice, add older. Taste is the key… and with Macallan Rare Cask, taste is achieved. 
 
Even the packaging is special. The bright red box swings open like French doors to reveal the cut crystal decanter with a perfect taper and plunging neckline. But you won’t find an age stamp on the beautiful packaging that it comes in. A gentleman never asks. Besides, that is just the gown … the dressing for the luscious spirit within. The color is a light mahogany, the flavor gently sweet and rich with a full body, intoxicating aroma, and a mouth-feel that is … sensual.  
 
Cheers to Stuart and Bob … nice job lads. 
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Maturation
    Sherry cask

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milk chocolate
spicy
gently sweet
raisin
citrus
zesty
vanilla
milk
walnuts
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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light mahogany. 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Orange zest, chocolate and spice.   
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Raisins and oak, vanilla, milk chocolate, and walnuts.
 
Finish 
Warming, Grand Marnier Cognac and cocoa.
Ratings & Reviews
Christopher
Christopher,
This is in a league of its own. I know the price is stiff, but treat yourself. You will not be disappointed.
 
Jitendra
Jitendra,
For the price, age and name... this is one of the best bet.... better than 18 year old
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Very good but at this price point I expect a little more than very good. Macallan makes a great product it's unfortunate that almost every bottle I've tried is good but not good enough to justify the price.
 
Sam
Sam,
The best I’ve had so far. Shockingly smooth. Expected nothing like the heaven I tasted.
 
Jason
Jason,
Got this as an anniversary present for $375 a few years ago and the flavor is not worth the price.
 
Javaris
Javaris,
Absolutely stunning
 
Ryan
Ryan,
WOW! Fantastic dram! It is amazing both neat or with a small ice cube. Incredibly smooth and the tastes of vanilla and dried fruit are obvious but not overwhelming.
 
Freddy
Freddy,
By far one of the best whiskeys I have had. This was actually pair with dessert and it was perfect. It is gentle from the tip of the tongue to your stomach. I highly recommend this whiskey to anyone (young or old).
 
Jesus
Jesus,
Love it
 
Chris
Chris,
One of my absolute favorites. Smooth smooth dare I say smooth finish
 
Tom
Tom,
Awesome!
 
Samuel
Samuel,
it’ll give you the goosebumps; it’s smooth and yummy-yummy!! yeah it’s permanent on the bar
 
Michelle
Michelle,
love the smooth and sweet finish
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Amazing. Smooth. Oak and cinnamon up front. Mellow in the middle. Long leathery finish that lingers but does not burn. Mildly peaty. His ruined all other scotch for me.
 
Dan
Dan,
Fantastic Scotch! Best I have had thus far!
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Loved it, just too expensive to drink all the time.
 
Boyd
Boyd,
Tasting wheel is pretty accurate. Over time the chocolate becomes even More pronounced, some moderate spice then milky texture on the back end. Really enjoyed but over priced in the end
 
Ryan
Ryan,
This review is for the 9 year old cask strength matured in Sherry casks. Hints of maple syrup and spice, with a smooth finish after the burn!
 
Ben
Ben,
Incredible smooth scotch!!!
 
Maxwell
Maxwell,
Blue contender but not a winner
 
Kevin
Kevin,
It's one of the best I've owned or tasted.
 
guest
guest,
Amazing
 
John
John,
Raisin, mahogany, leather, chocolate
 
James
James,
The best and smoothest I have ever had.
 
Bob
Bob,
Very well rounded. Great from start to finish. Very smooth.
 
Reginald
Reginald,
This is a very nice little tipple. Not "M", but a very fine whiskey in its own right.
 
sarah
sarah,
A really fine whiskey. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Not the biggest Macallan fan, great flavors but not a lot of depth or dimension. Enjoy the 15 more over this one.
 
Michael
Michael,
It's wonderful, when you drink it you will love it for life
 
guest
guest,
@ robert, arrggghhhhh me hearty! but seriously; i fell in love with a 25 Y.O. MacAllan received as a gift from my Irish employers/friends in 1986 when i was the last bartender out the door as they closed Shaunasee's in Santa Ana that year. Pat and Kevin were great Irishmen but neither had a CPA! i was still partaking of that bottle in 1993. wish i had had the strength to keep it longer. that, and Martell Cordon Bleu are my two favorites liquids of all time.
 
Robert
Robert,
i felt like a drunken pirate king
 
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