World-renowned scotch whisky producer The Macallan collaborated with world renowned colour experts, the Pantone Color Institute, to create a uniquely bold and complex colour for the release of The Macallan Edition No. 5
The Macallan’s Edition series is, first and foremost, an annual limited edition series that explores the brand’s approach to whisky making and exposes various details of its creation, while at the same time showcasing the absolute skill of its Whisky Makers. Each year, a unique selection of casks — each with a special and distinctive character — are handpicked to create a new Edition that exemplifies the diversity of oak casks used in the maturation of The Macallan whiskies.
To top it off, as the brand collaborates with partners from different fields of expertise, each release in the series is truly a singular creation. It goes without saying that the result showcases a true marriage of The Macallan’s mastery and the unique influence from diverse backgrounds, to the whisky making process.
On that note, The Macallan recently unveiled The Macallan Edition No. 5, which is an homage to the diversity and complexity of the natural colours of The Macallan whiskies. This limited edition whisky truly celebrates the Macallan’s spectrum of natural colour, which also has inspired the world-renowned Pantone Color Institute to create a unique and exquisitely complex shade of purple.
The uniquely bold shade of purple reflects an enigmatic, multi-faceted and intricate combination of red and blue. As mentioned, the new Pantone shade was also inspired by The Macallan’s complex whisky making process and the 100-percent natural colour resulting from the oak casks in which the whisky is matured.
Speaking of which, for The Macallan Edition No. 5, only American oak casks were selected. These casks were primarily handpicked for their colour in order to deliver a whisky with a wonderfully full flavour. The result is a spirit with the beautiful hue of sunlit barley, which is, in turn, accompanied by an intriguingly intense flavour profile that hosts sweet notes of caramel and fresh fruit combined with oak spices.
All things considered, it’s safe to say that at the heart of The Edition Series is The Macallan’s desire to innovate, to push the boundaries and challenge expectations in the creation, experience and enjoyment of whisky. And this time, it is the complexity and precision of the whisky-making process which defines this colour creation. That being said, as one of the only whiskies to use 100-percent natural colour, The Macallan Edition No. 5 celebrates the infinite hues, creativity and expertise which harnesses the natural colour of The Macallan.