Macallan releases Double Cask 12 Years Old
Edrington-owned single malt Scotch The Macallan has expanded its core range with the launch of The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old.
The expression – which was announced earlier this year – is described as a “new interpretation on the signature 12 Years Old Macallan”, combining Sherry-seasoned European and American oak.
Flavour notes include vanilla, citrus and light oak with rich fruit, Sherry and wood spice.
Bob Dalgarno, Macallan master whisky maker, said: “This is a single malt which showcases a true balance of character which results in a fully rounded and distinctive flavour profile. By combining wood influences, we have been able to produce a new Macallan which sits perfectly between our existing Sherry oak and fine oak ranges.”
Chris Anderson, luxury marketing controller for Maxxium UK, said: “The Macallan Double Cask provides us with the opportunity to offer the trade an additional variant and importantly, a new style of The Macallan at the 12-year-old position and price.
“In turn this means we can offer the consumer a wider choice of products at this level, and encourage trial and exploration within The Macallan portfolio.”
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old is available from October 2016 in specialist whisky retailers for an RRP of £55 and select on trade accounts across London.
Last month, Edrington unveiled a premium gifting range for The Macallan that celebrates the brand’s “commitment to wood”, with three designs to be released over three years.