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LUXURIOUSLY EXCLUSIVE AND LITERALLY RARE, THE MACALLAN’S RARE CASK WHISKY IS THE BRAND’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE AND ELEGANT DRINK YET
The Macallan has never failed to impress when it comes to presenting lifechanging whiskies. The brand’s Rare Cask variant, however, has set the bar extremely high.
Today, it’s pretty much common knowledge that whisky is aged in wooden casks or barrels. What is less commonly known, however, is that these casks make up 80-percent of the whisky’s flavor and smell along with 100-percent of its color. More importantly, each individual cask brings with it its own character, and will eventually imbue their own idiosyncrasies into the final product. Finding Treasure So, imagine what kind of quality you can bring forth if you could pick the best possible casks. This is exactly what The Macallan does for The Rare Cask.
Out of more than 250 thousand barrels, only one percent make the cut and is used in the aging of the brand’s Rare Cask whiskies. As a matter of fact, these casks are handpicked directly by Bob Dalgarno, The Macallan’s whisky master.
In the end, a total of 16 different types of casks comprising wood taken from different tree species—from Spanish to American oak—imbue their unique characters to the Rare Cask Whisky. The Taste of True Luxury It needs to be pointed out that the color you see as you hold up a glass of Rare Cask whisky is natural. The Macallan has long avoided giving their whisky a “fake tan.” Stuart MacPherson, The Macallan’s master of wood, points out how this demonstrates “the vital role of our casks in the production of our brand’s superb whiskies.”
As you take a whiff, you will undoubtedly feel its silky-soft and sexy aroma from its quiet vanilla and bold raisin notes. On the palate, the spicy mix gives the whisky a solid elegance. From there, the deep sherry takes over, followed by vanilla and chocolate with a light citrus zest, giving the drink a light but warm conclusion.
“The Rare Cask is a culmination of our knowledge, skill, passion, commitment and creativity,” MacPherson concludes, “showcasing The Macallan at its very best.” In other words, don’t drink The Rare Cask before anything else; it will be unfair to almost anything.