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Released in 2015 and joining Macallan’s stream of recent NAS bottlings is “Bowmore 22 Aston Martin”, targeted towards the U.S. market, and reportedly drawn from eight distinct European and American oak cask styles and sizes. Naturally coloured and bottled at 48% ABV (unusual for Macallan), the actual cask regime has been stated too: First-fill casks consisted of Tevasa Butts, Toneleria Hudo Butts, Vasyma Puncheons, J&M Martin Butts, Gonzalez Byass Butts and Tevasa Puncheons. The second-fill casks were Sherry hogsheads and Sherry butts. The only casks that used American White Oak were the Vasyma Puncheons, whereas the rest used European Oak. Some tasters have described the whisky as “a big step up” from Macallan’s standard 1824 range.
Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno says to expect hints of orange, apple and dried fruit on the nose, leading into wood spices on the palate supported by nutmeg, cinnamon and hints of dried ginger and toffee and a medium to long and lingering finish.
Other reviews… People tend to moan about Macallan having lost its mojo. Not here. This is a vatting of different sized American and (mostly) European oak casks, so no surprise that it’s oak-led, but Macallan is a heavy distillate and it needs oak to prosper fully. Here you get rosin, marmalade, green fig jam, and the power of concentrated oils. The palate is powerful and supple, with some clove, ginger, and yet more chocolate. Substantial and well worth checking out.
Every Macallan single malt reveals the unrivalled commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit for which The Macallan has been known since it was established in 1824. It is an expression of our enduring desire to go beyond ordinary, to seek out the extraordinary, and create peerless single malts.
In the debut expression of the Edition Series, The Macallan Edition №1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky, celebrates the distilleries unparalleled oak management policy overseeing the entire processing from wood sourcing to finished, seasoned, cask. Showcasing the influence of The Macallan’s exceptional oak casks in the flavour of the whisky, the result is a bold single malt drawn from eight of the finest European and American oak cask styles and sizes. Sherry-seasoned and aged to perfection before being combined to create this rich and multidimensional whisky, the character of each cask style lives within the whisky itself.
This whisky has a natural honey colour. The nose has aromas of apple, orange, and dried fruits, following by chocolate, toffee, and vanilla underlay oak overtones. The palate begins with warm wooden spices followed by cinnamon, nutmeg, dried ginger and toffee. Later there is an appearance of fruit, balanced with fresh oak. A soft and lingering finish.
Macallan Edition №1–6 Collection Case 6 x 70cl
It may be hard to imagine today, but for much of the 20th century, Macallan series 1 was primarily a constituent malt in blends. It was not until the 1980s downturn in the market that the distillery decided to focus on its single malt brand. Fortuitously, this coincided with the crest of a wave of enthusiasm for the high quality releases that the distillery had licensed to Campbell, Hope & King and Gordon & MacPhail in the 1960s and 1970s. These remain some of the most collectible on the market. While global single malt sales volume is still lead by Speyside neighbours, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, Macallan is easily the most sought after. So much so in fact, that they had to open a brand new distillery in 2018, a subterranean architectural masterpiece within the Easter Elchies estate, boasting 36 copper pot stills.
This is the complete set of the Edition series which came to an end in Autumn 2020.
Macallan Edition №1 — A Taiwan and American exclusive, this is the first ‘Edition’ release which has been matured in 58% Butts, 23% Hogsheads and 19% Puncheons. 48%
Macallan Edition №2 — The second release is a collaboration between Bob Dalgarno and the Roca Brothers who run the world famous El Celler De Can Roca Restaurant in Catalonia, Spain. 48.2%
Macallan Edition №3 — Released in 2017, this third edition has been created in conjunction with Roja Dove, a highly respected ‘nose’ in the perfume industry. №3 is a blend of 3 types of cask bottled at 48.3%
Macallan Edition №4 — The 2018 release was intended to celebrate the design and craftsmanship involved in the new Macallan distillery which opened that year. Packaged in green to evoke the turf covered roof of the spectacular new site. 48.4%
Macallan Edition №5 — Released in 2019, Edition №5 was a collaboration with the Pantone Color Intitute and celebrated the natural colour of Macallan. 48.5%
Macallan Edition №6 — The final edition takes inspiration from the landscape around the distillery. The liquid has been matured exclusively in sherry-seasoned casks — a select combination of first and second fill American and European Oak. 48.6%
These bottles are presented in a wooden case with 2 branded glasses, Macallan scented candles and information booklets.