The Macallan, has announced the launch of a new expression in its Double Cask range.
The Macallan Double Cask 30 Year Old (43% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which has been matured in a combination of sherry seasoned American and European oak casks.
|The Macallan Double Oak 30 Year Old|
The European oak was sourced from the forests of northern Spain and southern France, and the American oak was sourced from the forests of Ohio, Missouri and Kentucky. Both types were hand crafted into casks and toasted over an open-air fire in the cooperages of Jerez, before being filled with the finest sherry wine and left to season for up to 18 months.
For this latest release, Macallan collaborated with acclaimed American artist and photographer, Erik Madigan Heck, to showcase the signature tastes and unique and distinctive flavour profile of the whisky.
Erik shares many of Macallan’s values including Nature, Legacy, Artistry, Creativity and Craftsmanship. Taking his inspiration from the natural landscape on the Macallan Estate and the complex flavours and natural colour of the whisky, he captured powerful imagery evoking the single malt’s character, depicting its flavours, textures and colour in a unique and contemporary way.
The Macallan Double Cask 30 Year Old, is said to deliver notes of fresh honeycomb, sweet toffee, red apple, fig and vanilla pod on the nose. Followed by notes of cinnamon, ginger, Madagascan vanilla, dried fruits and oak on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, Kirsteen Campbell, Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker, said: “The Macallan Double Cask 30 Years Old is a modern take on our classic 30-year-old and is an exceptional aged single malt. With a rich combination and depth of flavour and a complex character, it is a whisky to be savoured, exhibiting notes of cinder toffee, fresh honeycomb, rich vanilla and red apples.”
Kirsteen, went onto say: “The Macallan Double Cask brings together sherry seasoned American and European oak casks to create the perfect balance of flavours. It is the oak that gives the whisky its natural colour and is the single greatest contributor to the quality, distinctive aromas and flavours.”
The Macallan Double Cask 30 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £3,000.00.
Posted by Steve Rush