The Macallan Rare Cask Black Single Malt Whisky

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.

The Rare Cask was introduced in 2014 as a premium permanent addition to the 1824 range, which was marketed between 2012 and 2018. This is a one-off, relatively small release of less than 100 casks, predominantly first fill sherry casks of European and American oak. Distinctive in flavour with full bodied richness from The Macallan spirit, Rare Cask Black is an unusual smoky single malt that tells a story of creativity and innovation.

    Nose:    A beautiful combination of dried fruits, nutmeg, oak.

    Taste:    Dates, figs, raisins, smoky.

    Finish:    Long and fruity with an elegant wood smoke.