Part of Macallan’s new core range, it was first introduced in 2012 as part of the distillery’s 1824 range of non-age statement expressions, before being renamed Macallan Gold Double Cask to relaunch in 2018.
An incredibly smooth and rich single malt, the liquid is matured in a combination of first fill and refill American oak and European oak sherry casks.
Soft gold in colour, this is the lightest expression of the Macallan range, but still packed with typical Speyside Macallan flavours with a lemon citrus nose followed by zesty orange peel and oaky vanilla notes. The palate reveals a light sweet flavour, more citrus, apples and ginger spices, but in no way overpowering. Overall a slightly sweet and malty whisky, easy going and fresh.