Macallan Rare Cask Black
Cask Type: ~100 predominently sherry-seasoned casks, peated malt.
Nose: Leather, dark fruits, toffee, plum, raisins, spice, oak, very faint smoke
Palate: Plum, oak, cola, pepper, ginger, orange peel, smoke
Finish: Medium+ finish, pepper, mineral, dark chocolate, oak, sherry, leather
Peated Macallan, very rare indeed. Part from the 1946 vintage of Macallan, this is probably the only time you will be able to try their peated expression. The nose is surprising, very typical of Macallan, rounded sherry fruits, spice, and oak is rather dominant, with a faint suggestion of smoke. Oak also plays a big part on the palate, plum, cola, spice, orange peel, and smoke; followed by a medium length finish, spicy, oaky, with a touch of dark chocolate and leather to round things off. This is a very mildly peated whisky, just sits in the back subtlety. You get an impression of more older-casks in this NAS release, very nice balance of complexity and flavour.