A new 12-year-old whisky matured in sherry-seasoned European and American oak casks has been added to The Macallan range.
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old brings some distinctive characteristics to the fore while presenting flavours familiar to both the Sherry Oak and Fine Oak ranges. The result is a new interpretation of the signature 12-year-old Macallan – sweet, yet balanced and honeyed in character.
The delicate flavour of American oak – vanilla, citrus and light oak – rises in prominence as the traditional Macallan character of rich fruit, sherry and wood spice affords a familiar backdrop.
Bob Dalgarno, The Macallan master whisky maker, said: “This is a single malt which showcases a true balance of character which results in a fully rounded and distinctive flavour profile. By combining wood influences, we have been able to produce a new Macallan which sits perfectly between our existing Sherry Oak and Fine Oak ranges.”
Chris Anderson, luxury marketing controller for distributor Maxxium UK, added: “The Macallan Double Cask provides us with the opportunity to offer the trade an additional variant and, importantly, a new style of The Macallan at the 12 years old position and price.
“In turn this means we can offer the consumer a wider choice of products at this level and encourage trial and exploration within The Macallan portfolio.”
The whisky, which has a recommended price of £55 in retail, is available now to selected on-trade accounts.