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The Macallan Cask Strength

Top 10 Single Malt Scotch

GAYOT.com chose The Macallan Cask Strength, a top-tier malt that drinks like a dessert, to be featured on our Top 10 Single Malt Scotch list

The Macallan Cask Strength
The Highlands

Like "The Balvenie", "The Macallan" demands the definite article. (Bourbon whiskeys don't, as they do not seem classier if rechristened "The Wild Turkey".) The Macallan brand is synonymous with top-tier Single Malt Scotch, and the unsung hero of their portfolio is their cask strength. This malt hails from the Easter Elchies House of Macallan overlooking the River Spey. Like its better-known 18-year-old sibling, the cask strength has a sherried finish making it bright, rich and accessible; but this one explodes with caramel, brown sugar, toffee and vanilla so complex and intertwined it drinks like a dessert. It’s well balanced on the palate with a sweet, tawny port, cinnamon oatmeal bouquet. At this price point, we think it's a steal. Make that "The Steal".

Price: $75


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