The $300 Macallan Rare Cask Whisky Is Calling Out To You

The Macallan, known for their luxury range of single malt Scotch whisky, has just announced the addition of the new Rare Cask to their core range of expressions. Offering a "splendidly rich and resonant ruby hue," the whisky sits in handpicked, Spanish oak sherry seasoned casks until it is ready to be bottled in a sturdy glass decanter.

"The launch of Rare Cask represents an extremely exciting development for The Macallan," says Ken Grier, Director of Malts, Edrington. "This new release celebrates the very foundations that make The Macallan so special—our glorious range of natural color and the outstanding quality of our casks."

According to the brand, the wood blends with the spirit to create a diverse range of colors and flavors that distinguishes Macallan from other single malt whiskies. The Rare Cask gets its start in the oak forests of northern Spain, after which the barrel staves are hand-made in Cadiz and the casks are created by the Tevasa cooperage in Jerez. The casks are then seasoned with dry oloroso sherry for 18 months before being emptied and shipped off to Scotland to be filled with whisky.