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The Range

Exceptional Single Cask

Imagine yourself stepping into the secluded world of The Macallan Whisky Makers right at the heart of The Macallan Estate. Laid out on the legendary whisky making bench is a stunning array of Macallan whiskies sampled straight from the cask. This is where the story of
The Macallan Exceptional Single Cask begins...

The Range

The Whisky
Makers’ Bench

An amazingly diverse selection of whisky samples crosses The Macallan Whisky Makers’ bench every day. Standing at the bench, the Whisky Makers patiently lay the foundations of the entire Macallan range. Each and every sample is meticulously nosed and assessed. It is here, in the hidden depths of the distillery, that the extraordinary aromas and flavours first fully reveal themselves.

The Sampling Process
The Range

A Moment of
Discovery

Every so often, a particular cask sample can take the whisky making team by surprise. It may be its unique floral aroma. Or the unusual spice in the flavour. Something different. Something extraordinary. And at that moment of discovery, the Whisky Maker may decide that this cask warrants being reserved, treasured in its own right. And so the sample is noted, and placed carefully in the secret cupboard.

Explore the Samples
The Range

An Exceptional
Selection

Every single bottling of Exceptional Single Cask is unique in its own particular way. The individual cask selected by The Macallan Whisky Makers was chosen for its distinctive characteristics. Now you can explore and enjoy the same sensations in aroma and flavour. You can discover the mysteries of The Macallan’s whisky making bench.

Explore The Range

Explore the Range

Product Code Product Code

  • 2017/ESB-9182/01
    Availability

    Tasting Notes

    NOSE: Rich soft berries. Summer fruits of blackcurrant with polished oak and dried figs.
    TASTE: Sweet raisins, delicate nutmeg and wood spice.
    FINISH: Rich sweetness with a spiced background.

    Tasting Notes

    Availability

    This Exceptional Single Cask whisky will be available in the US and Asia from November 2017

  • 2017/ESB-11650/02
    Availability

    Tasting Notes

    NOSE: Dried raisins with honey roasted almonds.
    TASTE: Strong root ginger, with honeyed almonds and oak.
    FINISH: Spice tingle at the front, leaving a sweet nut mouth coating.

    Tasting Notes

    Availability

    This Exceptional Single Cask whisky will be available in the US and Asia from November 2017

  • 2017/ESB-8841/03
    Availability

    Tasting Notes

    NOSE: Rounded and balanced, with rich dates and sultanas. Hints of toffee and chocolate.
    TASTE: Full bodied, with sweet toffee and oak, juicy raisins with a background of ground ginger.
    FINISH: Lasting sweet mouth coating, with a gentle warming.

    Tasting Notes

    Availability

    This Exceptional Single Cask whisky will be available in the US and Asia from November 2017

  • 2017/ESB-5235/04
    Availability

    Tasting Notes

    NOSE: Vanilla pods rounded with summer fruit berries. Sweet toasted oak.
    TASTE: Toffee sweet with a background of sweet cinnamon.
    FINISH: Sweet and warm.

    Tasting Notes

    Availability

    This Exceptional Single Cask whisky will be available in the US and Asia from November 2017

  • 2017/ESB-2339/05
    Availability

    Tasting Notes

    NOSE: Classic Macallan with rich dried fruits of raisins and a background of vanilla and polished oak.
    TASTE: Figs and sultana, with root ginger and vanilla.
    FINISH: Velvet mouth coating, with a warm background.

    Tasting Notes

    Availability

    This Exceptional Single Cask whisky will be available in the US and Asia from November 2017

  • 2017/ESH-5326/06
    Availability

    Tasting Notes

    NOSE: Fruit cake mix, sticky sweet figs and strawberry jam.
    TASTE: Orange peel with ground nutmeg and Christmas cake.
    FINISH: Zesty and full bodied.

    Tasting Notes

    Availability

    This Exceptional Single Cask whisky will be available in the US and Asia from November 2017

  • 2017/ESH-13561/07
    Availability

    Tasting Notes

    NOSE: Rich dried fruits of figs, sweet root ginger spice and polished oak.
    TASTE: Bold ginger spices with orange peel and chocolate.
    FINISH: Velvet coating with warmth.

    Tasting Notes

    Availability

    This Exceptional Single Cask whisky will be available in the US and Asia from November 2017