Deliciously smooth, with rich dried fruits and sherry, balanced with woodsmoke and spice. Described by F Paul Pacult, the renowned international whisky writer, in his book Kindred Spirits as ‘simply the best 12-Year-Old single malt around’.
Nose: Vanilla with hints of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke.
Palate: Sweet raisins, plums and prunes, rich sherry, dark barrel char and soft spice.
Finish: Sweet toffee, dried fruit and lingering spice.
In the vast landscape of single malt Scotch whiskies, The Macallan has long stood as a beacon of excellence, and the Macallan 12 Years is a testament to the brand’s unwavering commitment to quality and tradition. Introduced as a remarkable addition to The Macallan’s family, this 12-year-old expression is more than just a whiskey; it’s a carefully crafted journey through time, showcasing the artistry and expertise that defines the Macallan legacy.
The Macallan 12 Years is a product of meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. From the carefully selected barley to the precision of distillation, every step in the production process reflects the brand’s dedication to creating a whiskey of exceptional quality. The result is a spirit that embodies the essence of The Macallan, a name synonymous with sophistication and refinement in the world of Scotch whisky.
At the heart of the Macallan 12 Years is a rich and complex flavor profile that unfolds with each sip. The marriage of Sherry-seasoned oak casks imparts a deep amber hue and a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. Notes of dried fruits, oak, vanilla, and a subtle hint of spice create a harmonious blend that distinguishes this expression as a true Macallan masterpiece.
Introduced in 2016, the Macallan 12 Years Double Cask variation adds an extra layer of complexity to the Macallan’s portfolio. This expression undergoes a unique aging process, maturing in a combination of American and European oak casks seasoned with Sherry. The result is a marriage of flavors that brings together the best of both worlds, delivering a whiskey that is both approachable and sophisticated.
12 Years Old Sherry Cask