This is Macallan’s newest core label that includes a 3rd kind of cask to the maturation procedure: Sherry seasoned American oak, or basically ex-Bourbon barrels that are full of Sherry, delegated rest, after that dumped and utilized for maturation.
Both color-wise and flavor-wise, it’s lighter and also meltier than the Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak and also Dual Cask versions. If you like Sherry, but you do not want it to dominate the taste profile, this is the Macallan expression for you.
Currently in a black box, as opposed to a purple one (like the Sherry Oak 12), this what utilized to be the only Macallan 18 on the marketplace; full-term Sherry growth.
For many single malt enthusiasts, this is the standard for deluxe single malt. It’s the Rolex Submariner of whiskies.
Just like the 12 year Dual Cask, the 18 year old sees time in both ex-Bourbon and also Sherry oak.
For my cash, this is the brand-new 18 year standard. I appreciated this much more than the 18 year Sherry Oak. Costly whisky should have layers. It must broaden on your taste buds and also you need to reveal new tastes as it surrenders your tongue. The Dual Oak 18 has those layers. That’s what you’re paying for.
The Macallan website will certainly try to clarify their numbered editions as tributes to the natural color of Macallan, however really they’re just nuanced blends of different barrel types, damaged down on the front of package by kind. You have actually got seasoned American oak, numerous types of butts, etc.
Once again, there’s no age statement on the whisky or connected to the numerous barrels utilized, yet like the Estate they’re making up for the absence of information with all the taste.
Aesthetically standing for the Six Pillars, the decanters are developed in collaboration with prominent imaginative supervisor, Fabien Baron and also French crystal manufacturer Lalique. Visualized by Baron, they include 6 elements while Lalique brings refinement as well as perfect quality as well as the external product packaging for the decanters additionally denotes the Six Columns and also is sustainably sourced in Scotland.
To note the launch of the collection, The Macallan edition No. 1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky has worked with luxury fashion professional photographer and also creative visionary Nick Knight, to develop a series of photography and film in his abstract as well as expressionistic design.
Global Creative Supervisor for The Macallan, claimed: “Our Six Columns structure rocks embody all that is distinct to The Macallan, with each other underpinning the prominent quality as well as abundant character of our whisky. The Macallan M Collection informs the story of these special qualities as well as our dedication to uncompromised excellence.”
” It is an honour to deal with The Macallan – our long-lasting companion for 16 years – to understand this beautiful collection as well as display our shared sense of mastery, craftsmanship and also heritage. The decanters are completely unique on the planet of decanters, really tough to create due to their form and Lalique’s masters of crystal have actually delighted in using their most intricate skills to bring Fabien Baron’s innovative vision to life.”
The Macallan M Collection will certainly be offered worldwide in both domestic and also take a trip retail markets consisting of The Macallan Estate, The Macallan Airport Boutiques, selected luxury resorts as well as bars and costs sellers around the world