The Macallan Rare Cask Black is truly extraordinary unlike any other Macallan today. It signals a bold departure from The Macalllan’s traditional look. A unique, travel retail exclusive, premium all-black bestows Rare Cask Black with a visual identity that sets it apart in the channel and mirrors the spirit’s unexpected flavor profile – a surprisingly yet subtle distinctive smoky flavor. Less than 100 casks maturing at The Macallan distillery have contributed to the creation of this out of character whisky. Not known for its smoky whiskies, this whisky typifies Macallan’s commitment to creativity, innovation and experimentation. Due to the number of cask types involved and the length of time taken to identify them, it has taken longer to create Rare Cask Black than any other expression of The Macallan.
The Macallan Rare Cask Black is truly extraordinary unlike any other Macallan today. It is a Macallan with a surprisingly yet subtle distinctive smoky flavor. This unexpected flavor still delivers the full bodied richness of the spirit’s DNA from 100 percent sherry seasoned European and American oak casks, of which most are first fill. Intensity of flavor from a timeless thread of peat smoke, Rare Cask Black combines dried fruits, nutmeg, ginger and beautifully polished oak plus dates, figs and raisins, heavy but sweet. A dry smokiness reveals itself yielding to softer oak tones. The finish is long, fruity with an elegant wood smoke.
“Rare Cask Black tells a different story about our spirit and casks, but more than that it tells a story of rarity. Smoky Macallan is rare, there is very little in existence and once used these casks will be no more. This is a whisky which is out of character for The Macallan due to the subtle seam of smoke on the palate, but it still bears the essential Macallan DNA.” – Bob Dalgarno, Master Whisky Maker.