Macallan 12yr Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Macallan 12yr Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 35461 750mL

A twist on the benchmark twelve-year that generations of whisky drinkers have come to know and love, Macalllan uses the same school of sherry that defines the range and adds American oak to the mix. Compared to the original, this whisky scales back the spice a bit and folds in layers of vanilla and coconut.

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The Macallan needs no introduction, but this Double Cask needs to be on your radar. This is a story of oak, sherry, & time. I had no idea that from acorn to bottle it takes 100 years for European Oak to mature into a usable tree while American Oak still takes around 70 years. Factor in the proprietary Macallan 5 year barrel making process, plus the 12 years in cask, & this total quickly reaches 87-117 years! The Macallan even has a “Master of Wood” who oversees the entire seasoning & toasting process. While I also love the 12 Year Sherry Oak, the Double Cask utilizes more American Oak, which allows more vanilla, ginger, and honey notes to develop. American Oak also has 5x less tannin than its European cousin. This creates an incredibly smooth palate that is the perfect introduction into sherried Scotch. An absolute pleasure to drink!

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Glossary

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out licenses, and since then, the distillation industry in Scotland has been continuously expanding....

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