An obsession with quality has been the hallmark of The Macallan since its founding by Alexander Reid on a plateau above the river Spey in north-east Scotland. The distillery is surrounded by a 150 hectare estate with Easter Elchies House at its heart. The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then they have 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.
For every Macallan expression, the quality of the whisky is largely dependent on the quality of the oak casks it is matured in, as well as the quality of the 'new make' spirit distilled from water, yeast and barely. With up to 80% of The Macallan’s final character and flavour being determined by cask quality, the oak cask is the most prominent factor in ensuring and delivering the quality and style of this single malt. All of their whiskies take 100% of their colour from the wood in which they are matured. As wood is a natural product, each tree is different and in turn, imparts different flavours and colours to the whisky during maturation.
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old forms part of the Double Cask range which marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. This is a fully rounded single malt in perfect balance, with flavours of honey, citrus and ginger.