The Macallan 15 YR Double Cask

The Macallan 15 YR Double Cask

R 2,535.00

A golden butterscotch colour and warm, harmonious character.

DRIED FRUITS. VANILLA. CITRUS.

Two distinct oaks create the perfect harmony within one exceptional single malt whisky. Our Double Cask whiskies are aged in two types of oak, in specially selected hand-crafted casks seasoned with dry Oloroso sherry. American oak imparts delicate flavours of vanilla, citrus and butterscotch. European oak delivers the unmistakable subtle spice of The Macallan. Once matured after 15 years, these two exceptional whiskies unite to create a distinctive single malt with a sweeter, warmer taste and character. Enjoy it neat, over ice or in a serve.

Tasting Notes: 

Vital Stats: Aged 15 years. 43% ABV (86 proof). Price in US varies widely from $85-$145. Natural color. Speyside, Scotland.

Appearance: Polished mahogany.

Aroma: Fruit compote, vanilla bean, toffee, Asian pear, pie crust, Manuka honey, and milk chocolate, along with just a hint of gunpowder.

Palate: More fruits, but this time dried with a hint of ginger. Irish breakfast tea, fragrant oak, orange zest. This followed by nutmeg and sour sop (a flavor that hovers between dried pineapple and overripe banana). Thankfully, no sulfur haunts the mouth. The finish is slightly oily (for only 43%), and length is on the long end of short, but falling short of medium. A kind of pepperiness swells at the death (European oak esters).