The Macallan / The Macallan

Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask Review

Macallan 12 Double Cask Announced a while back the Macallan 12 year old Double cask is matured in both european sherry oak and american bourbon oak.

It's an interesting dram where the palate and nose don't match up as well as they could, the palate is soft, gentle and very drinkable, if a little on the weak side, the nose is just a real turn off for those, like me, who have an issue with rubber.

I'd have liked to have seen this as an age statement non chill filtered, no colouring added, 46% or higher and with no sherry influence as thats my preferred style of whisky.

Out of stock at the moment, but you can still get a sample from Master of Malt .

Tasting Notes & Details


Straight away I'm getting prunes and gentle rubbery notes, thick plum skins and nectarine peel, dried fruits with a vanilla cream sauce, bitter citrus peels and pith with orange up front and those pink wafer biscuits in the background.


Fruity and spicy, a mix of fresh fruit salad and dried fruits in a cinnamon and nutmeg infused syrup , vanilla cream again and more orange peel, pretty tasty


Long spicy finish

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask
Age: 12
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: The Macallan
Bottler: The Macallan
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 17/01/2017 by Tom

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