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The Macallan Rare Cask, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The Macallan Rare Cask, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
25 Jan
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Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to an exclusive launching event to celebrate The Macallan Rare Cask at Ruyi & Lyn, Bangsar Shopping Center, which hosted by Nadia Heng together with the presense of Edrington’s Brand Trainer, Keith Nair.

Positioned as a modern, rare and luxurious whisky, crafted to showcase the complexity and depth, The Macallan Rare Cask was handpicked by The Macallan whisky maker where it is drawn from the broadest spectrum of casks, 16 different types, ever identified by the Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno.

Far less than 1% of those casks maturing at the distillery have been identified as fitting to bestow the Rare Cask name. With rarity at its core, this is a whisky crafted from casks so rare they will never again be used in any Macallan whisky. Combining Spanish and American sherry seasoned oak casks, a high proportion of them first fill, gives rise to an exquisite whisky with a splendidly rich hue, and an unmistakably woody whisky.

Soft notes of opulent vanilla and raisin on the nose, give way to apple, lemon, and orange. Balanced by a spicy quartet of root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Oak resonates, timeless, polished and rich. Vanilla and chocolate lead the finale along with a light citrus zest. The finish is full, warming and woody.

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The Macallan Rare Cask Experience Gallery, where guests can experience themselves the meticulousness and exquisite craft that has gone into The Macallan’s creation, hailed as one of the world’s most luxurious whisky brands. Not only that, guests were able to go through the processes of making whisky right from the planting of acorns to the handcrafting of each oak cask.

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We had the four-course whisky pairing dinner prepared by the culinary team at Ruyi & Lyn in a truly captivated dining setting, while enjoying the soothing Jazz Quartet performances on stage.

Truffle Soon Hock with Olive Fried Rice, paired with deliciously smooth The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old, had rich dried fruits and sherry balanced with wood smoke and spice taste on palate.

Pan Seared Lamb Chop in Thai Green Curry Sauce, paired with The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Years Old, came with intense rich chocolate with hint of orange and raisin taste on palate.

River Prawn with Foie Gras Asparagus Salad, paired with full and warming The Macallan Rare Cask, tasted spices tempered with raisins, covered in oak with chocolate and vanilla, ending with a light citrus zest on palate.

Sinful dessert with warm Chocolate Lava Cake and sweet sourish fruity sauce at side.

Edrington’s Brand Trainer, Keith Nair, took the stage and brought us through the illustrations of food pairing between the cuisine and The Macallan whiskies.

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The Macallan Rare Cask is currently available at selected outlets such as The Penthouse, Hyde53M, Monarchy 61, H20, Merchant Pub, Club De-Royale, Ojos Bar, Zouk, Avalon & Meja and Brussels Beer Café at a price of RM2,000 as well as hypermarkets at a retail price of RM1,600.

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12 Comments

    Shivani

    January 29, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Oh the lamb chop looks too good. Great variety and assortments dear 🙂

    Chency Ccy

    January 29, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Chocolate lava & River prawn. Yes please! Thanks for reviewing <3

    siennylovesdrawing

    January 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I am not a drinking person but am a dessert fan! the choco lava superb tempting to me 😛 ha…ha…
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

    Sunshine Kelly

    January 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Wow such a classy setup with whisky and food pairing. Elegant dinner.

    Sin Yee

    January 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I love whisky! But recently prefer to have wine.. hehe.. Thanks for sharing~~

    cindy tong

    January 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    wooo really nice meal paired with whisky…..yummy..

    Aliza Sara

    January 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Wow the dishes are definitely over the top! Love the ambiance!

    Rawlins GLAM

    January 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    The Chocolate Lava Cake looks so sinful that I think I have to have it immediately!

    Miera Nadhirah

    January 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    interesting read… I do not know how to appreciate it though… huhuhu… but it is interesting

    Fadzi Razak

    January 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I have always love chocolate lava cake. why don’t you spoon the cake to show off the lava inside? It would be more tempting for us readers hehehe

    Jane

    January 26, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Chocolate lava cake looks tempting. Great food with great wine.

    sherry

    January 26, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I am not familiar with the alcohol drink. Lucky to read it here, now know the range price of it.

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