The Macallan Double Cask 18 Years Old is a well-balanced single malt whisky that has been matured for 18 years in a combination of American and European sherry seasoned oak casks. The use of both types of oak casks adds complexity and depth to the whisky, creating a unique flavor profile.
The American oak casks, which have been seasoned with dry Oloroso sherry, contribute delicate flavors of vanilla, citrus, and butterscotch to the whisky. These flavors provide a sweet and smooth character to the overall taste. On the other hand, the European oak casks impart subtle spice notes that are distinctive to The Macallan brand.
The marriage of these two types of oak casks during the maturation process results in a harmonious and well-rounded single malt whisky. The Macallan Double Cask 18 Years Old offers a sweeter and warmer taste compared to other expressions from The Macallan, thanks to the influence of the American oak casks.
This whisky can be enjoyed in various ways, including neat, over ice, or as part of a whisky-based cocktail. Its complex flavor profile and balanced character make it a versatile choice for whisky enthusiasts.