The Macallan Rare Cask Will Make Chinese New Year Extra Special
A Rare Gem
Renowned whisky makers The Macallan's 1824 Master Series has four bottles of exceptional make that increases in complexity, starting from Rare Cask, Reflexion, No 6 and ending with M.
The first of the four, Rare Cask, celebrates two of The Macallan's strengths – beautiful sherry seasoned oak casks and natural colour.
It's no secret that whisky pairs well with food and it also works exceptionally well with Chinese cuisine.
Sherry-oak aged whiskies, such as the Rare Cask, have a smoother taste that compliments oily and flavour rich dishes, while its citrus notes also help to cleanse the palate and help make each bite feel fresh.
What's In The Bottle
Rare Cask is made from using only handpicked European sherry seasoned oak casks, a precious and scarce resource in the single malt whisky business, to give the spirit a distinctive woody aroma.
With soft notes of vanilla and raisin on the nose to give it an attractive sweet sensation that also reveals hints of apple, lemon and orange, this is a connoisseur's choice of whisky that's also kind to newcomers.
On the palate, the whisky gives off a balanced spiciness of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. A touch of oak, vanilla and chocolate are also flavours that drinkers might find welcoming during or at the end of their Chinese New Year feast.
To top it all off, the distinct ruby red colour of the bottle and the whisky helps to further cement its place during Chinese New Year, an occasion that celebrates all things red because of the belief that the colour wards off bad luck and evil spirits.
This festive season, we can't think of a better way to be in good spirits than with this great whisky.
Recommended retail price for Rare Cask is RM 1,470 (before GST), for more information and enquiries on where to pick up a bottle or two, email firstname.lastname@example.org.