Sitting in the dark, mysterious warehouses of The Macallan distillery are some unusual casks,
nurturing some curious spirit. This is a dark, smoky and unexpected Macallan; this is Rare Cask
Black, part of the 1824 Masters Series.
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 is about Macallan creativity, innovation and experimentation.
The architect of this new addition is Bob Dalgarno, the Master Whisky Maker. “Rare Cask Black tells a different story of 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.”
The Macallan Rare Cask Black is truly extraordinary unlike any other Macallan today. It is a Macallan with a surprisingly yet subtle distinctive smoky flavour. This unexpected flavour still gives you the full bodied richness of the spirit’s DNA from 100% sherry seasoned European and American oak casks, of which most are first fill.
Intensity of flavour 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.
Bottled at 48% ABV and non-chill filtered, Rare Cask Black is exclusive to Global Travel Retail with a RRP of $450 and will be available from selected airports around the world.