Macallan Rare Cask 2023 Release is crafted from the
finest and rarest sherry seasoned oak casks, unearthed by The Macallan Whisky
Mastery Team using their knowledge, skill, passion, and creativity in their
quest to seek out the extraordinary.
This single malt whisky reveals the remarkable art and science of the Whisky
Maker in selecting unique oak casks that exhibit a distinctive and complex
flavour profile. They were curated for maturation by The Macallan Master of
Wood and delivered to the exacting specifications of The Macallan Whisky
Mastery Team to create Rare Cask. This luxurious expression highlights the
magic and science in The Macallan’s intricate whisky making process, as the
whisky maker identifies the exceptional oak casks which impart the intense and
highly complex flavour profile.
Soft aromas of vanilla with rich raisin lead the journey of discovery into this
single malt whisky, followed by a sweet fusion of fresh apple, lemon and
orange. Intense sweet raisin flavours dominate the palate, before giving way to
vanilla and dark chocolate, with layers of light citrus zest. The finish is
long, rich and velvety to offer a decadent whisky experience that will leave a
Every oak cask has its own personality, with little
differences that make them unique. From time to time The Macallan Whisky
Mastery Team discovers casks maturing in our warehouses which stand out from
the others. Sarah Burgess, Lead Whisky Maker
Every Macallan single malt reveals the unrivalled
commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit for which The Macallan has been
known since it was established in 1824. It is an expression of our enduring
desire to go beyond ordinary, to seek out the extraordinary, and create
peerless single malts.
Our reputation for the extraordinary is characterised by the exceptional oak
casks for which The Macallan is renowned. Sourced, crafted, toasted and
seasoned under the watchful eye of the Master of Wood, the hand-picked casks
are delivered to the demanding specifications of the Whisky Mastery Team. It is
the oak that makes the greatest contribution to the quality, natural colour and
distinctive aromas and flavours at the heart of this single malt whisky.
Once filled, the maturing spirit remains undisturbed in the same casks for the
necessary number of years it needs to be worthy of its destined Macallan
expression. It is these oak casks that make the greatest contribution to the
quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours which lie at the
heart of The Macallan single malt.
The Macallan Rare Cask features a deep ruby mahogany
colour and displays an intense sweet raisin note, coupled with a rich, velvety
smooth mouthfeel and complexity to provide an indulgent and highly sensorial
COLOR Ruby Mahogany
NOSE Soft notes of vanilla with rich raisin, followed by
a sweet fusion of fresh apple, lemon and orange.
PALATE An intense sweet raisin dominates before giving
way to vanilla and dark chocolate, with layers of light citrus zest.
FINISH Long, rich and velvety.