The Macallan Double Cask collection is one of the brand’s core collections, telling the story of a journey that brings together two different worlds. The journey begins in the vast green forests of Northern Spain and the French Pyrenees, where Macallan sources European oak.
The Macallan Double Barrel 12-Year-old is part of the Double Barrel series, a combination of classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak, a well-balanced single ale with notes of honey, citrus, and ginger. The Macallan Double Barrel 15-year-old whisky has a golden, creamy colour, aromas of dried fruit, toffee, and vanilla, and a creamy palate with a warm finish. On the other hand, the Macallan Double Barrel 18 has rich amber honey tones and imbues it with notes of dried fruit, ginger, and toffee. The warm oak spice finish is balanced by sweet orange citrus notes.
Discover the world of whisky, the spirit can also be enjoyed as a cocktail. Inspired by the unique artisan drinks cabinets within Easter Elchies House at Macallan Estate, Macallan has launched a range of services designed to enhance your enjoyment of the single malt cocktails – Rusty Nail, Sour Serve, and Boulevardier Serve.
With their remarkable stories, these cocktails draw on the Macallan’s rich history and enduring heritage, thus beautifully showcasing the intricate blend of tradition and modernity. Learn to make these cocktail recipes at home.
The Rusty Nail
First appeared in 1937 at a British Industries Fair held in New York, the Rusty Nail cocktail came to be known as a refined simplicity drink with a mixture of Drambuie and Scotch whisky. Being the Top 100 Cocktails in Difford’s Guide, it blends smoky scotch with sweet Drambuie for a surprisingly sweet and smooth flavour.
A modern take on this old classic cocktail – the Macallan’s Rusty Nail features The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old, bringing the perfect balance of refreshing citrus and soft spices with a distinctive golden hue.
● 35 ml of The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old
● 20ml honey, whisky liqueur
● 5ml almond liqueur
● Clear ice block
● Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
● Stir for 30 seconds and strain into a rock glass over one large cube of ice.
The Sour Serve
The Whisky Sour is the only cocktail that has stood the test of time. Complex and beautifully balanced, The Macallan Sour is a modern spin on the quintessential New York serve. The Macallan double barrel aged 15 years had a sophisticated base that included subtle buttery biscuits, apples, and sweet spices, while we replaced the red wine with an aromatic sherry float. A short tumbler or Old Fashioned is the traditional glass to use (also known as a lowball). Your cocktail can be served neat or over ice.
● 40 ml of The Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old
● 20ml lemon juice
● 10ml brown sugar syrup
● Egg white
● Oloroso sherry float
● Shake all ingredients, except sherry, into an ice-filled shaker.
● Strain into glass over ice.
● Using a bar spoon, slowly layer the sherry over the top of the cocktail.
The Boulevardier Serve
The Boulevardier dates drinkers back to Paris in the 1920s. First appeared in Harry’s Bar Guide in 1927, it is a signature serve cocktail that puts single malt whisky front and center, with The Macallan Double Cask 18 Years Old adding to its irresistibly long finish. Alternatively, The Boulevardier Sour could be a welcome drink for any season in a subtle, warming glow of citrus and spice.
● 40ml of The Macallan Double Cask 18 Years Old
● 15ml Campari
● 15ml Sweet Vermouth
● Orange twist garnish
● Stir all ingredients over ice.
● Strain into a chilled martini or rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist.
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