Looks familiar right? You might have seen this guy’s cousin the Macallan Rare Cask which comes in a red box. However, this is quite different from that other bottling. Not sure why they decided to make it look like just another version of the Macallan Rare Cask as it is its own sort of animal.
This is the Macallan Rare Cask Black, a truly rare peated Macallan whisky. The newest addition to their 1824 range which is a lineup of premium NAS whiskies. According to Macallan this bottling came from less than 100 casks. They also stated that there will not be another peated Macallan bottling. Some other sources seem to indicate that they are either only from first fill sherry casks (European and American oak) or at least predominantly from those. As you might have noticed from the picture, the bottle is completely black which means it’s impossible to the see the whisky without opening it. Mysterious. These will only be available at travel retail (duty free). If you are traveling this winter you’ll probably spot it. I haven’t seen any independent tastings notes/reviews for this expression yet but I look forward to seeing what other people thought of this peculiar dram.
Distillery: The Macallan Distillery
Cask: Mostly First Fill Sherry Casks (American and European Oak)
Price: £300 or $450 Travel Retail Only