Macallan Double Cask 12 YO
Macallan Double Cask 12 YO, 40 %
Today I take a closer look at one of the core range products from Macallan Distillery. The Macallan Double Cask 12 YO has been matured in a combination of American and European Sherry oak, no use of ex-Bourbon barrels. There is a higher proportion of American oak ex-Sherry casks here than in the Macallan 12 YO Sherry Oak.
Nose: Dried fruits, with a fair amount of citrus - lemon to be precise. Also sponge cake and vanilla. Quite mellow in style. Refined and very sniffable.
Taste: Quite light in body. Dried fruits still, but also marmalade made from bitter oranges. Caramel and vanilla.
Finish: Medium long finish. The bitter oranges linger, and morph into more of an oaky bitterness. Towards the end it turns sweeter, with hints of honey. I find it softly spicy; cinnamon and white pepper. Thin and watery in character.
Comments: The nose promises more than the palate can deliver. There are better alternatives from Macallan.
Sláinte! - Thomas