RARE ELIXIR

The Ma­callan draws unique flavours from a se­lect batch of casks to cre­ate Rare Cask.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Savour - By KEE­GAN DO­RAI

It takes a lot of details to bring out an op­ti­mal taste and craft­ing the Rare Cask is some­thing very spe­cial,” says The Ma­callan’s mas­ter dis­tiller Nick Sav­age. “One thing that gives the Rare Cask its peer­less iden­tity is that casks used dur­ing mat­u­ra­tion will never be ap­plied in any other blends.”

All this is ex­e­cuted in the name of rar­ity; with hand­picked, sea­soned sherry oak casks con­fer­ring a de­li­ciously fruity and rich woody scent to the nose. On the palate, the Rare Cask tin­gles with a hint of raisins, segu­ing into spice, choco­late and zest. The re­sound­ing suc­cess of the Rare Cask and The Ma­callan as a whole has ne­ces­si­tated ex­pan­sion plans, with a new dis­tillery open­ing in sum­mer this year. “This is due to our com­mit­ment in en­sur­ing the spir­its pro­duced at the new dis­tillery will be iden­ti­cal to the old. It won’t be easy, but it’s def­i­nitely worth the wait.” www.themacallan.com ≠

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