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Macallan Rare Cask

By on January 14, 2018

mac_rare_750_bottle_loresjpg_15Age is only a number. Macallan Rare Cask takes the age out of the conversation letting the liquid speak for itself by harmonizing the spirit and the wood. Macallan is known as the world’s most luxury single malt Scotch whiskey. The release of Rare Cask celebrates in its rich ruby red color, created from less than 1% of the casks ageing at the Macallan distillery, hand selected, Spanish oak sherry seasoned casks. The sherry bodegas where Macallan sourced the sherry that was used to season these particular casks are no longer in working order, hence the rarity of the expression. The ruby red liquid is showcased in a beautiful decanter designed by Lalique crystal in order to represent the peerless spirit that defines The Macallan.

The Macallan Rare Cask has officially released the first batch of the 2017 vintage.

Evangelia “Angie” Manolis is Market Manager – Metro New York at Edrington Americas, the Macallan US Distributor

Evangelia “Angie” Manolis is Market Manager – Metro New York at Edrington Americas, the Macallan US Distributor

The wood sits at the very core of what we do at The Macallan and Rare Cask elaborates on our core values and practices to the commitment of the sherry seasoned oak casks. Like many other Macallans, Rare Cask’s journey from acorn to bottle begins in northern Spain. The porous Spanish oak is then hand-crafted, staved, and toasted at our Tevassa cooperage in Jerez, Spain. The casks are then seasoned with dry olorosso sherry for nearly two years, then are emptied and shipped up to Scotland to be filled with new make spirit.

The Macallan Rare Cask embodies and celebrates the fundamentals of what The Macallan is known for: peerless spirit, natural color, and exceptional cask creation. Rare Cask is available at your local fine spirits store. In order to find Rare Cask and our other prestige Macallan expressions, go to The Macallan Facebook page and use our ‘Product Finder’ to search locations near you.

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