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Macallan Double Cask ‘unites worlds’

The Macallan’s latest single malt creation, the 12-year-old ‘Double Cask’, unites the worlds of its Sherry and Fine Oak ranges the distillery has said.

Made from whiskies matured in Sherry-seasoned American and European oak casks the new 12-year-old from the distillery has been hailed a s a “new interpretation” of the expression.

The Scotch is described as combining the “delicate” vanilla and citrus aromas of the American oak with the more traditional rich, sherried fruit and spice aromas from the European casks.

Commenting on Double Cask, 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, said: “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-year-old is available from October 2016 in specialist whisky retailers for an RRP of £55 and select on-trade accounts across London.

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