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The Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old Single Malt Whisky

SKU ff6ea3adb530 Categories Whiskey, Spirits

$175.99

Size
750ml, bottle

The Macallan Double Cask  15 Years Old Single Malt Whisky celebrates the mastery of wood management. This single malt whisky spends its entire maturation journey in two types of sherry-seasoned oak casks – American and European oak. The result is a complex and harmonious whisky with a rich and layered flavor profile.

Description

Aroma

The initial nose welcomes you with a wave of rich sherry influence. Imagine swirling a glass of dessert wine and inhaling the delightful aromas. Hints of dried fruits like raisin and dried plum take center stage, hinting at the sherry casks that matured the whisky. These fruity notes are accompanied by a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, suggesting the subtle influence of oak spice.  Following these primary aromas, a whisper of vanilla might emerge. This sweetness hints at the contribution of the American sherry-seasoned oak casks, adding a touch of creaminess and inviting warmth to the overall aroma.

Palate

The first sip confirms the complexity promised by the aroma. The dried fruit character translates beautifully onto the palate, offering a delightful mix of raisin, sultana, and maybe even a hint of dried apricot. These fruity notes come primarily from the European sherry-seasoned oak casks and add a rich and jammy sweetness.  However, beneath this fruitiness, a delightful counterpoint emerges.  Imagine a wave of creamy vanilla and a touch of toffee. This sweetness comes from the American sherry-seasoned oak casks and balances the fruit beautifully. It creates a well-rounded and harmonious flavor profile that’s neither cloyingly sweet nor overly dry.

Midpalate

As the whiskey lingers on your tongue, you might detect a touch of warming spice.  Imagine a hint of cinnamon or a whisper of clove. These spicy notes come from the oak casks themselves and add depth and complexity to the experience. They also prevent the sweetness from becoming overwhelming and keep the flavor profile interesting.  Additionally, a subtle touch of oak might emerge on the midpalate.  This isn’t a harsh or overpowering oakiness, but a gentle reminder of the whisky’s maturation process. It adds a touch of dryness and structure, balancing the sweetness and fruitiness.

Finish

The finish of The Macallan Double Cask 15 Year Old is long and warming, ensuring a satisfying conclusion.  The dried fruit character remains noticeable, but it’s balanced by the lingering oak spice.  A touch of citrus might appear at the end, adding a surprising note of freshness that cuts through the richness and prevents the finish from becoming heavy.  This citrus zestiness is a delightful signature of some sherry-matured whiskies and adds a touch of elegance to the overall experience.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

Country

Scotland

Region

Speyside

Brand

The Macallan

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Dried fruit, toffee and vanilla with smooth oak and baked apple. Balanced with notes of honey and chocolate.

Palate

Palate

Sweet raisin and sultana builds with hints of vanilla, wood spice and citrus.

Finish

Finish

Warm with ginger turning to caramel and citrus, with a lingering and creamy mouth feel.