Macallan 12 Year Old Triple Cask 2 x 70cl / Year of the Dog

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.

Triple Cask matured is a mixture of European and American oak casks that have previously contained sherry, as well as American oak casks which have contained bourbon. The range was introduced in 2004 as the Fine Oak, but was rebranded as the Triple Cask in 2018 in order to streamline it with the distillery's Sherry Oak Cask and Double Cask lines of the core range.

    Nose:     Complex with a hint of fruit and heather honey.

    Taste:    Medium, balanced with fruit, oak and spice.

    Finish:    Lingering with dried fruit, oak and spice.