Titled “The Macallan Edition No. 6,” the new limited edition single malt whisky takes its inspiration from the natural wonders of the legendary River Spey and The Macallan Estate, where each and every cask is matured before being hand-selected for use by the brand’s expert whisky makers
The Macallan Edition Series explores the unique and defining elements which make The Macallan one of the world’s most revered single malts. In essence, each release reveals the detail of whisky making and showcases the absolute skill of the brand’s whisky makers.
Recently, The Macallan unveiled the sixth and final release of The Macallan Edition Series in Indonesia at The Oak Room, Senopati, Jakarta. Titled “The Macallan Edition No. 6,” the new limited edition single malt whisky celebrates the natural wonders of The Macallan Estate and tells the story of the River Spey, one of Scotland’s most legendary rivers renowned across the world as a home to the mighty Atlantic salmon.
“From its early days of whisky making almost 200 years ago, The Macallan has been strongly inspired by and intrinsically connected to nature. It is the force that flows through everything we do at The Macallan and our whisky is enriched by its powerful presence,” explains Steven Bremner, The Macallan Whisky Maker. “Edition No. 6 is inspired by the natural world surrounding our distillery, which has so much to offer and enjoy, in particular the River Spey, which is so vibrant, and full of energy.”
Interestingly, all of the five distinct casks types used to create Edition No. 6 have been hand-picked by Bremner. He then drew inspiration from unique stories related to the river and surrounding landscape. The American and European oak casks have been selected to create a flavour profile that will deliver a multifaceted experience; from the appealing rich brass natural colour, to the layers of aroma, followed by the deep and rewarding flavour.
The result is a spirit with the beautiful hue of antique brass, which is, in turn, accompanied by an intriguingly intense flavour profile that hosts plum and sweet orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, balanced oak, toffee, and oats. With a long fresh fruit with spices turning to creamy chocolate and toasted oats as the final notes, The Macallan Edition No. 6 surely highlights a true marriage of Macallan mastery and the unique influence from diverse backgrounds to the whisky making process.