The Macallan Rare Cask has been crafted from only handpicked sherry seasoned oak casks, some of the most precious and scarce in Single Malt Whisky, with an exceptionally high proportion of them being first fill. The Macallans wood policy is unrivalled and it is this commitment to sourcing the industrys finest, most expensive and exclusive casks that has given rise to rare cask, an exquisite whisky with a splendidly rich and resonant hue.
Each cask responsible for creating this naturally vibrant whisky has been hand selected by The Macallans Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno. Using his in-depth knowledge of the thousands of casks we have maturing at our distillery, he has taken time to distinguish the chosen few that can deliver this intensity of character. These chosen few represent less than 1% of the casks maturing at The Macallan. Coupled with The Macallans commitment to natural color we have created a tantalizing single malt which sees Spanish oak pique the nose before admitting rich dried fruits and an edgy trickle of treacle. (from The Macallan)