Scotch By Nino Marchetti / November 27, 2017 The Macallan distillery in Scotland is known for having a huge range of Scotch whisky in its portfolio, including both aged and non-age statement expressions drawn from its vast number of resting casks. Often these casks end up blended together to create a particular flavor profile, but now and again a cask stands out as being worthy of being bottled all by itself. This is something Macallan distillers recognize, and thus has been introduced the new Exceptional Single Cask range. The Macallan Exceptional Single Cask range, according to those behind it, is said to showcase “the depth and diversity of The Macallan. Each whisky revealing a particular character, a subtly different flavor or an aroma in the background making each one truly unique and never to be repeated.” What this amounts to in a more practical fashion is a rather high end range of single barrel offerings, with bottles from seven separate sherry-seasoned casks being released this month in the US. The casks were filled between 1995 and 2004, resulting in whiskies ranging in age between 12 and 22 years. “At the heart of The Macallan Estate sits the sample room, and within it the Whisky Maker’s bench; the place where inspiration and dedication come together in the creation of The Macallan single malt,” said Charlie Whitfield, Manager of Brand Education and Prestige Whiskies at The Macallan, in a prepared statement. “Over years, and even centuries, an incredibly diverse range of whisky samples have graced the Whisky Maker’s bench. This stunning new range, bottled at cask strength, presents those particular cask samples which have taken our Whisky Makers by surprise. The Macallan’s Exceptional Single Cask range provides an opportunity to experience these moments.” Plans call for these whiskies to price between $250 and $1,300, depending upon the age of the expression.