Speyside distiller Macallan has released a new Double Cask 12 Year Old single malt matured in sherry seasoned European and American oak casks.
The new whisky is designed to sit between Macallan’s existing premium Sherry Oak and Fine Oak ranges. The combination of casks gives it a sweet yet balanced honeyed character.
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 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 Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old is available now from specialist whisky retailers costing RRP £55.