The Macallan Unveils Its Year Of The Rat Whisky Package - The Whiskey Wash

The Macallan Unveils Its Year Of The Rat Whisky Package

By Nino Marchetti / January 24, 2020

The Macallan has revealed a new limited-edition gift set for the Double Cask 12 Years Old to celebrate the forthcoming Lunar New Year. Now in its third year, the Year of the Rat package joins the annual series to commemorate the zodiac on the Chinese calendar. It joins the Johnnie Walker brand in this regard, which released just recently its own Year of the Rat packaging.

Featuring two bottles of The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old, the Lunar New Year gift box and label showcase traditional knots with an artistic representation of the rat zodiac symbol. The center of the knot is accented with red and gold, traditional colors in Lunar New Year celebrations. A symbol of longevity and eternity, knots have a long history and symbolic meaning within Asian culture.

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old limited edition Lunar New Year pack, bottled at 43% ABV, will be available to buy from selected retailers across the USA for a suggested retail price of $140. You’ll find some official tasting notes below for your consideration.

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old Year of the Rat

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old Year of the Rat packaging (image via The Macallan)

  •  Color: Harvest sun
  • Nose: Creamy butterscotch, candied orange and vanilla custard
  • Palate: Honey, spices and citrus, balanced with raisins and caramel
  • Finish:  Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying