The Macallan Whiskies

Scotland’s The Macallan Whisky partners with Sydney’s Aria restaurant to celebrate the Double Cask.

February 3, 2021
By Melissa Parker

This evening The Macallan Whisky brand ambassador, Josh O’Brien, alongside Aria’s award-winning executive chef, Joel Bickford, will take guests through a rich sensory experience pairing exclusive and rare The Macallan whiskies with the best of Australia’s fine dining experiences.

Guests will be treated to tastings of four of The Macallan Double Cask range and the exceptional Rare Cask all matched to a six-course meal created by the Aria team to showcase the complex flavours of these fine whiskies.

Rare Cask is crafted by The Macallan Whisky Mastery Team using the rarest sherry seasoned oak casks in a quest to harness a distinctive and complex flavour profile. It’s a luxurious expression highlighting the magic and science in The Macallan’s complex whisky-making process.

Double Cask range tells the story of a journey which brings together two different worlds, the green forests of northern Spain and new oak from the lush forests of Ohio, Missouri and Kentucky in America. 

Once seasoned from the sherry, the casks relocate to The Macallan Estate on Speyside. Following years of slumber, The Macallan’s Whisky Mastery Team select the best balance of spirit from both the American and European oak sherry seasoned casks to create Double Cask. 

For this rare opportunity to taste some of the best Macallan whiskies matched with Aria’s celebrated menu book your tickets here.

The ticket price goes directly to the charity Thankful4Farmers of which Aria’s owner, Matt Moran, is an ambassador. The Thankful4Farmers initiative celebrates the essential and significant contribution of farmers and agriculture to Australia’s economy and culture. The money raised will go towards supporting Australian farming and regional communities. 

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