A Rare Experience: The Macallan Rare Cask

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Enter to win a rare experience worth over $8K with The Macallan Rare Cask and GILT

When it comes to gift giving, over the years I have become a big proponent of gifting an experience rather than an item. Unless the person you’re buying something for has told you explicitly what they want, it’s kind of a roll of the dice.

Will they like it? Will they actually use it?

macallan rare cask reveiw

macallan rare cask reveiw

An experience, on the other hand, is something you know that the recipient will put to good use and have a good time in the process. The best part is that they’ll remember that you provided that experience rather than some socks or an ugly tie.

For the past several years, I’ve gotten my parents a couple pairs of tickets to various events at a their local performing arts center. Always something for mom (like the Lion King) and something for dad (like the Golden Oldies showcase).

macallan rare cask reveiw

macallan rare cask reveiw

In advance of Father’s Day, I treated my good friend Chris Sarangoulis – the whisky guy and father of three – to an afternoon of oysters and whisky.

macallan rare cask reveiw

macallan rare cask reveiw

| PERFECT PAIRINGS | The Macallan Rare Cask is a great complement to a dozen oysters. | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo.

On the table? Oysters, of course. And in the glass? The good stuff. The Macallan Rare Cask.

We’ve actually teamed up with The Macallan and GILT to offer HSS readers the chance to win a one-of-a-kind rare experience. And I do mean one-of-a-kind. What’s on offer?

– Airfare for two to New York City and a weekend stay at the NoMad Hotel
– Custom suit fitting with the legendary Martin Greenfield
– Tickets to a Yankees game
– Golf experience at Chelsea Piers
– Dinner at the 5-star Zuma Sushi complete with a Rare Cask tasting

Yeah. That’s a package in excess of $8,000. I’m sure dad would love that. Next question…

macallan rare cask reveiw

macallan rare cask reveiw

macallan rare cask reveiw

How do you enter?

Complete the Giveaway Entry Form.

Now how about the whisky?

One of the first things you’ll notice about The Macallan Rare Cask is actually what’s not on the bottle: an age statement.

macallan rare cask reveiw

In the world of whisky, older is often equated with better. That’s not always the case. And it certainly isn’t here. A whisky with no age statement (NAS), such as Rare Cask, really shows off the distiller’s skill.

What we have with The Macallan Rare Cask is a seriously flavorful, complex and well-balanced scotch. As you’d expect from The Macallan and its 100% sherry cask again, you get hit with a good blast of sherry on the nose. However, it’s anything but overpowering as you’ll notice hints of vanilla, citrus and spice as well.

macallan rare cask reveiw

We find the taste to be light and sweet, but again, complex. Though present in spades on the nose, the sherry taste is very clean, with no mustiness. It develops into subtle spice, fruit and nuttiness on the finish. Exceptionally smooth and a pleasant mouthfeel that’s neither overly oily or dry.

ENTER TO WIN: A rare experience from The Macallan and GILT.

Thanks, as always, for reading. And good luck!

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

This post is sponsored by The Macallan. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of The Macallan.

RARE CASK Ā© 2015 THE MACALLAN DISTILLERS LIMITED, THE MACALLANĀ® SCOTCH WHISKY, 43% ALC./VOL.,IMPORTED BY EDRINGTON AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY. DEMONSTRATE YOUR DISCERNMENT, ENJOY RESPONSIBLY

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  • http://jackofclubsblog.tumblr.com sdjackofclubs

    Very nice gift!

  • Ian Retsel

    Hi Brian!

    It doesn’t let me finish my entry form for the The Macallan and GILT Rare Experience Giveaway…what can I do? :(

    • https://www.igeeokafor.com Igee Okafor

      Same!