Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask 2x 70cl / Year Of The Ox

The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then, Macallan has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland - and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship.
The Macallan distillery was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. The original name of the area was “Maghellan”, taken from the Gaelic word “magh”, meaning fertile ground and “Ellan”, from the Monk St.Fillan - who held a close association with the church that stood in the grounds of The Macallan Estate until 1400. Farmers had been making whisky on their Speyside farms in the area for centuries, using their surplus barley during the quieter winter months.

This limited edition Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask was released to celebrate the Zodiac year for 2021 – The Year of the Ox. Matured in both European and American oak casks, it brings a fantastic range of flavours and aromas to the table, allowing you to experience top quality Macallan whisky in all of its glory. The unique design takes inspiration from traditional Chinese fabrics, reinterpreting the home where Macallan’s precious River Spey, barley fields and distillery are found.

    Nose:    Creamy butterscotch with a hint of toffee apple, candied orange, vanilla custard and newly felled oak.

    Taste:    Deliciously honeyed, ginger and citrus, balanced with raisins and caramel.

    Finish:    Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying.