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The Macallan Rare Cask

(70cl, 43%)

The Macallan Rare Cask
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The Macallan Rare Cask Bottling Note

The Macallan Rare Cask single malt Scotch whisky was introduced to the UK in mid 2015, after being launched in the US in late 2014. It's comprised of whiskies drawn from 16 different Sherry cask styles, chosen by Macallan's Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno. A high proportion of these casks are first fill, and has resulted in a rich, spicy Speyside single malt, bursting with honey'd raisin, root ginger and decadent chocolate notes.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Rich Sherried spices, with a good helping of chocolate-coated raisins and Sherry-dipped plums. A refreshing burst of honeydew melon develops with a drop of water.

Palate: Oily malt, soaked in Oloroso and given a good crack of black pepper. Hints of winter spices and thyme honey.

Finish: Gingerbread, old oak, orange oil and juicy raspberries.

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Macallan Rare Cask Reviews

Absolutely Macallan & nothing else.*****

Absolutely Stunning flavour, one of the finest that I personally have tasted and thoroughly enjoyed, the taste is smooth and exquisite, any who think it is unremarkable should go to blended and leave the Malts alone once and forever. Top Malt.

6th June 2019

A fantastic Macallan

Ignore all the newbies to whisky obsessed with being anti-NAS. They get their whisky knowledge from Facebook. This is a fantastic whisky. Very richly sherried, almost PX-esque. Quite a Christmas spice finish. Obviously very high quality casks have been used. A sublime drink.

6th May 2019

This is the best Scotch I've tasted thus far.

It's a must have especially during the winter months accompanied by a a nice cigar after a steak dinner.

4th December 2018

Didn't this Bottle once have it's top sealed with Red Wax!

I first bought this expression when it was released in the US were it was supposed to be available for the US market only and received rave reviews. The very initial releases also had their tops sealed with a red wax, you can still find pictures of that on old reviews. It really was a great whisky and worthy of 5 stars. It was so good in fact that I bought another couple of bottles a few months later to enjoy on another occasion, this time though they had a red paper wrapped around the neck and were sealed with clear plastic covering rather than the special red wax! I opened one of these bottles recently, and the bottle and was not in the same league as the initial offering. I actually found it burnt a bit in the after taste rather than the smooth but mouth watering quality of the first. Not terrible, but it was like drinking normal young whisky after just having a Macallan of 25years.

15th October 2018

Macallan should do better...

I would give it zero stars, if not for the fact I admire the sheer audacity of selling an over priced B.S. product with such fervor and zeal. I can think of no reason to pay such a ridiculous price for a whisky sans age statement. And can't help but think a bulk of these positive reviews are people rationalizing what they spent on this hot garbage.

11th October 2018

Have heard amazing things.

I cant wait to taste this whiskey, came here because believe it or not my local store has this priced for $1,100.00 .

10th August 2018

A very unique Macallan

A different type of Macallan here we have some younger spirit driven whisky alongside some well aged stuff and they mingle together quite well. The nose is your typical macallan with the dark fruits, dates, figs but on the palate you get the nip of the young whisky on the arrival and then the older stuff takes over as ir devwlops with the character of a well aged Macallan it concludes with a medium length finish. Very tasty indeed. 3% more ABV would of made it an outstanding whisky

19th July 2018

It looks like a con. I don’t think it is.

I had a dram of this as part of a Father’s Day tasting set (my 2 month old son has excellent taste).

I thought it was a lovely, complex, clean sherried malt with some very old whisky in there despite its NAS.

In the following week I have had Glendronach 18 and Glenfarclas 25 and found it to be significantly more refined than the Glendronach (~£80) and up there with the Glenfarclas (~£125 and considered great value), although admittedly I haven’t had them side by side.

Ultimately, this is great whisky and it probably isn’t as overpriced as it looks. Would I spend £200 on a bottle? Not in a world where the Glenfarclas 25 exists.

13th July 2018

5 stars.

Fantastic whisky. Very delicate and smooth yet leaves with you a nice long finish. Yes It is NAS but it taste so much better than a lot of whiskies in this price range. Don't trust people who are 'Age statement' snobs.

30th May 2018

Macallan, quit playing us for fools.

43% ABV, chill-filtered and artificially coloured, no age statement... and Macallan wants how much? No, seriously, where are the cameras? Kidding aside, I've had this and although it wasn't terrible, it was unremarkable and underwhelming. Fruit? Sure. And not much else. You can rely on your name and many will obviously suck it up. But I'm not that fool.

7th May 2018

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