Forget red and green—or blue and white for that matter. This holiday season is all about ruby red. It’s the color that defines The Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Made from the best 1% of the casks at their Speyside distillery, The Macallan Rare Cask’s natural ruby red color reflects the Sherry seasoned Spanish oak cask character that has become the signature of The Macallan. “All of our whiskies take 100% of their color from the wood in which they are matured,” says The Macallan’s “Master of Wood” Stuart MacPherson. “Wood is a natural product; therefore each tree is different and in turn, imparts different flavors and colors to the whisky during maturation. The skill of the Master Whisky Maker ensures color is as consistent as possible with every bottling, through the management and selection of the casks.” It’s a beautiful bottle of Scotch that looks great wrapped in ribbon, beneath the tree, or on the table at Christmas dinner.