The Macallan has launched Rare Cask 2021 Release – a single malt whisky which reveals the remarkable art and science of the Whisky Maker in selecting unique oak casks that exhibit a distinctive and complex flavour profile.
Rare Cask is crafted from the finest and rarest sherry seasoned oak casks, unearthed by The Macallan Whisky Mastery Team using their knowledge, skill, passion, and creativity in their quest to seek out the extraordinary.
A rare and special discovery, these hand-picked casks of The Macallan feature a deep ruby mahogany colour and display an intense sweet raisin note, coupled with a rich, velvety smooth mouthfeel and complexity to provide an indulgent and highly sensorial whisky experience. They were curated for maturation by The Macallan Master of Wood and delivered to the exacting specifications of The Macallan Whisky Mastery Team to create Rare Cask. This luxurious expression highlights the magic and science in The Macallan’s intricate whisky making process. The whisky maker identifies the exceptional oak casks that impart the intense and highly complex flavour profile.
Soft aromas of vanilla with rich raisin lead the journey of discovery into this single malt whisky, followed by a sweet fusion of fresh apple, lemon and orange. Intense sweet raisin flavours dominate the palate, before giving way to vanilla and dark chocolate, with layers of light citrus zest. The finish is long, rich and velvety to offer a decadent whisky experience that will leave a lasting impression.
The Macallan is dedicated to creating and collecting the finest oak casks in the world to mature its single malt whisky as it is the oak which is the single greatest contributor to the quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours at the heart of the brand.