There are very many reasons why people drink alcohol and particularly Scotch whisky.
Over the years I've dabbled here and there with various blends and single malts but never found anything that has "nailed it" for me - until now.....
An old schoolfriend very kindly treated me to a bottle of Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask for my 60th Birthday recently.
One month later I had a procedure carried out as part of my ongoing battle against Cancer of the Bladder (non-invasive) where any lesions are removed by laser and biopsies taken to determine how my treatment is progressing.
I received the results this week and was ecstatic to hear that I am now "Cancer free" (this was previously known as "in remission") for the first time in 7 years! If I can remain like this for 5 years then I will be declared "all clear" which will be simply wonderful!
I was so happy and spent hours sending messages sharing the good news with all my friends and one came back saying that this would be a very fitting time to open "that bottle of Scotch you got for your birthday" and celebrate.
I agreed, doing exactly that and what a fantastic surprise I got!
The Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask is, without any doubt whatsoever, the very finest drink that has ever passed my lips, it is simply sublime and I would recommend that anyone searching for a "top quality tipple" should become acquainted with it post haste!
"Magnificently Marvellous Macallan" - it really does say it all!
A gin made to honour the wonderful British blackberry. Tarquin’s main Cornish Gin is initially distilled in small quantities. After the distillation process, the gin is carefully infused with the finest berries available. Just before bottling, a hint of local Cornish wildflower honey is added to provide a lovely touch of sweetness and balance.
- Bottle Size
- 12 Years
Introducing Macallan 12 Year Double Cask Whisky, an exceptional single malt that showcases the artistry and craftsmanship for which The Macallan distillery is renowned. This exquisite expression is the culmination of time-honored traditions and the innovative use of two distinct cask types, resulting in a whisky of unparalleled depth and complexity.
Meticulously crafted, Macallan 12 Year Double Cask begins its journey by selecting the finest oak casks from both European and American sources. These casks are carefully seasoned with sherry, a crucial step that imparts unique flavors and enhances the maturation process. The casks are then filled with Macallan’s signature new make spirit, crafted from the finest Scottish barley and pure, pristine Highland spring water.
Over the course of 12 years, the whisky slowly matures, gently extracting the rich flavors and aromas from the carefully selected casks. The combination of European oak, known for imparting deep, dried fruit characteristics, and American oak, renowned for infusing warm, vanilla and caramel notes, creates a symphony of flavors that define Macallan 12 Year Double Cask.
As you pour a dram of Macallan 12 Year Double Cask, the amber liquid glows with a captivating radiance, enticing you to explore its depths. The aroma is a tantalizing blend of dried fruits, spices, and hints of citrus, exuding an enticing richness that promises a truly rewarding experience.
With the first sip, Macallan 12 Year Double Cask envelops your palate in a tapestry of flavors. The luscious sweetness of honey and caramel intertwines with notes of ripe apples, sultanas, and orange zest, creating a complex and harmonious taste profile. The velvety mouthfeel and gentle oak influence add depth and elegance, culminating in a long, satisfying finish.
Macallan 12 Year Double Cask is a whisky to be savored on its own, allowing its remarkable character to take center stage. However, its versatility shines through in cocktails, enhancing classic recipes and inspiring new creations with its distinct flavor profile.
The bottle design embodies the sophistication and heritage of Macallan, with its iconic shape and elegant labeling. The Macallan 12 Year Double Cask is a testament to the dedication and passion of the distillery’s craftsmen, carrying the legacy of over two centuries of whisky-making expertise.
Indulge in the world of Macallan 12 Year Double Cask Whisky, and embark on a journey through time and flavor. Experience the mastery of the Macallan distillery as it combines the best of both casks, delivering a whisky that is truly a masterpiece of balance and complexity.
I was hooked by the strong smell when I poured my first drink. The hints of caramel, vanilla, and dried fruits suggested a luxurious and intricate experience. And let me tell you, it lived up to expectations!