The 2020 release in the annual series of batched releases of The Macallan Rare Cask, this Speyside single malt is crafted from some of the rarest stocks in The Macallan Estate. Showcasing the depth and complexity of The Macallan, less than 1% of the stock maturing in The Macallan Estate is deemed worthy to be used in the creation of Rare Cask. This 2020 release is presented at 43% abv in a sculpted, heavy glass decanter.
The nose has soft vanilla and raisins, before sweet apple, lemon and orange emerge atop a spicy ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove ensemble. The spicy notes lead on the palate with the addition of rich oak, chocolate and vanilla. The finish begins with a light citrus before a warming oak note lingers on.