The Macallan - Sherry Oak Cask - 12 Year - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan imports the majority of all new sherry seasoned oak casks into Scotland from Spain to mature scotch whisky. These are the most expensive of all the cask types used to mature scotch whisky.
Spanish oak, with its open grain and high tannin content, imparts the classic aromas and flavours of dried fruits, spices and chocolate orange. American oak imparts a lighter colour, with sweet, soft aromas and flavours of vanilla and fresh fruits.
The Macallan’s oak maturation casks are the single greatest contributor to the outstanding quality, natural colours and distinctive aromas and flavours of The Macallan. We control the whole journey from forest to cask for both our Spanish and American oak sherry seasoned casks.
- Colour: Rich gold
- ABV: 40% (USA 43%)
- Nose: Vanilla with a hint of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke
- Palate: Deliciously smooth, rich dried fruits and sherry balanced with wood smoke and spice
- Finish: Sweet toffee and dried fruits, with wood smoke and spice