A Rare, Collectible Set from a Single Malt Master at a Sharp Price – Scotch Whisky News

A Rare, Collectible Set from a Single Malt Master at a Sharp Price

Macallan 12 Year Old “Double Cask Lunar New Year 2020” 2-pack Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (2x750ml) ($119.99)

As a way of celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Rat, Macallan has assembled a two-pack collection of their famed 12 Year bottling with a special double wood treatment. As we’ve come to expect from Macallan, this malt is nothing short of exquisite. Wine Enthusiast instructs: “Sip or mix this single malt, aged in American and European ex-sherry barrels. Mellow honey and smooth, nutty flavors taper off into a long fade that shows vanilla, citrus, sweet spices and a hint of cocoa.” A scan of online prices will reveal this set is priced $150 elsewhere, but we have it for a very reasonable $119.99. This is an impressive value from Speyside’s most celebrated distillery. This is a must-have for collectors of Macallan, but will prove a huge hit with anyone who enjoys a classically sippable Speyside. Precious few of these sets were made available, so you’ll need to act quickly to secure your bottles. We can’t think of a better way to welcome the new 2020 lunar cycle.

Macallan 12 Year Old “Double Cask Lunar New Year 2020” 2-pack Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (2x750ml) ($119.99)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: “Sip or mix this single malt, aged in American and European ex-sherry barrels. Mellow honey and smooth, nutty flavors taper off into a long fade that shows vanilla, citrus, sweet spices and a hint of cocoa. (KN)” (12/2017)

K&L Notes: The Macallan has revealed stunning new limited edition packaging for the Double Cask 12 Years Old expression to celebrate the forthcoming Lunar New Year, as the Year of the Rat beckons. Now in the third year of this collectible, limited release, The Macallan Lunar New Year package joins the annual series to commemorate the zodiac on the Chinese calendar. Distillery note: “Creamy butterscotch with a hint of toffee apple, candied orange, vanilla custard and newly felled oak. Deliciously honeyed, wood spices and citrus, balanced with raisins and caramel. Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying.”

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