The Macallan Rare Cask is crafted by the distillery's Master Distiller Bob Dalgarno especially to showcase compexity and depth. Dalgarno draws from less than 1% of casks at the distillery - only the select few he identifies as befitting the Rare Cask name - blending whiskies from 16 different types of cask to create this truly exceptional malt. A rich mahogany colour. A sherried sweetness on the nose deriving from first-fill sherry casks. Dark fruit and chocolate notes with some lighter caramel and butterscotch. Fruity hints of apple and lemon. Spiced flavours too of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. On the palate, those spiced flavours are much more prominent with further layers of dried fruit, caramel and cocoa. A long, sweetly fruity finish with a touch of maltiness.