THE MACALLAN 18 Double Cask
- WHY: Macallan's Double Cask is a fantastic offshoot of the Sherry Oak series, bringing more spice and complexity of flavor with its use of different oak types in the maturation.
- HOW: Macallan’s 18 year old Double Cask expression uses whiskies matured in both Sherry-seasoned ex-Bourbon barrels and Sherry casks to create a flavor profile that highlights the best of both worlds: the exotic spice and decadence of the European oak and the vanilla of the American oak. The Sherry in turn imparts its own dessert-like flavors of dark chocolate and caramel.
- WHAT: Macallan, along with Glenlivet and Glenfiddich, is one of the top selling Scottish single malts today, yet its dominance is a somewhat recent phenomenon. Founded in 1824, it wasn’t until the 1990s that Macallan began actively marketing its impressive library of ultra-mature whiskies. In 1999, the distillery was purchased by the Edrington Group, which began the expansion of both the distillery and the core range of available whiskies.