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The Macallan Gold Double Cask

(70cl, 40%)

The Macallan Gold Double Cask
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Macallan Gold Double Cask Bottling Note

The Macallan Gold Double Cask is the released edition of The Macallan Gold from the 1824 series, which was discontinued in early 2018 to make way for the Double Cask, Triple Cask Matured and Sherry Oak ranges. This expression is drawn from a combination of American and European oak sherry-seasoned casks, making for a wonderful introduction to the Macallan flavour profile.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: This burnished gold spirit presents a lemon citrus nose, the orange peel and an interlacing sweetness that softens but doesn't eliminate the zest. A quiet note of vanilla is followed by dark chocolate - more assertive, yet not overly so - with a lingering floral and light oak notes.

Palate: Citrus and boiled sweets rule the palate, along with hints of ginger and cinnamon, while soft oak tones reveal toasted apples.

Finish: The finish is medium sweet, malty and slightly dry.

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Macallan Gold Double Cask Reviews

An evening dram

For my every evening dram, easy and good value

11th November 2020

The most expensive apples I've tasted

Uninteresting. Sweet floral notes with a distinctive apple cider and citrus on the palate. Not sure what the fuss is about.

1st November 2020

Smooth and rounded but not as good as the Triple Cask.

This is only the second bottle of Macallan I’ve tried. My first was the 12year old triple cask. Although this one isn’t as smooth and as memorable as the triple it’s a great ‘daily whisky’ if you want a change from the supermarket shelves.

12th July 2020

Ticks all the right boxes for its price

A real crowd pleaser and a nice entry point in the Macallan range.

4th June 2020

To much plastic

I have been enjoying a tipple of macallan these many years. And seeing all this plastic on the top of the bottle is absolutely dreadful

25th May 2020


Tastes very harsh and young

21st May 2020

You get what you pay for.

Nice enough, will get you through an enforced musical-fest with your missus. Get the 12 or 18 yo for a real party though.

17th May 2020

Couldn't think of anyting polite to say.

Dull, thin, poor dram..... Got it in one.
What an absolute disappointment, the only point I disagree with the review below is that an actual rating had been afforded.

25th February 2020


Highly recommended.. stood out during a tasting session of around 20 whiskys

7th February 2020

Don't be put off by poor ratings . . .

What I've found from a few years of using Master of Malt is that for a whisky to attract unfairly poor ratings, generally it needs to satisfy at least two of the following criteria:
1. Be produced by a commercially successful distillery/brand;
2. Be no age statement;
3. Be blended.
Obviously there are exceptions throughout the site, but generally I've found it helps to look at ratings through this filter.
Obviously tastes are completely subjective and this will always lead to disagreements, but I suspect that if this was produced by one of the more esoteric brands people would rave about it. The fact that it's NAS and produced by one of the most, if not the most, outwardly corporate of all distilleries probably impacts on the ratings.
Personally, this is one of my favourites. I normally drink peated whisky so when I drink something smoother I like a bit of complexity. I find a lot of smoother whiskies in the same price range can be very one-dimensional. They're either far too heavy on vanilla; overwhelmed by sherry flavours; or too delicate. This is well balanced. Smooth, but with a decent amount of harshness and spice. It's very similar in style to Balvenie Caribbean Cask.
If you're looking to spend about £40 and don't want any peat smoke, then this is a great choice. Don't be put off by the ratings as they don't do it justice.

16th November 2019

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