A Rare Experience: The Macallan Rare Cask
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?
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).
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.
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…
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.
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.
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!
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