The Macallan has unveiled its fourth iteration in the Edition Series, to be presented in limited releases.
The new single malt whisky, Edition No. 4, continues the narrative of the Edition Series that pays tribute to the distillery’s dedication to premium wood casks used during the whisky-making process.
While Edition No. 1 and 2 shine the spotlight on how a cask impacts the whisky’s flavour profile, and No. 3 highlights the aromatic experience, No. 4 reveals the structure of the spirit, drawing parallels to The Macallan’s new ultra-modern distillery that opened in June.
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Nick Savage, Master Distiller, says, “Edition No. 4 is a celebration of The Macallan’s whisky-making heritage as we enter an exciting new era: A remarkable whisky and a magnificent new distillery. A combination of carefully selected sherry-seasoned oak casks brings out unique refreshing qualities and delivers an unforgettable whisky experience.”
Aged in sherry-seasoned oak casks from Europe and the US handpicked by Savage, the new whisky blends the relevance of a modern flavour profile with the heritage of The Macallan sherry-seasoned oak casks maturation process.
Indeed, Edition No. 4 narrates the significance of each cask in the whisky-making process. Showing off a naturally derived, silky, burnished copper hue, the whisky delivers strong notes of honey, apple, sweet toffee and citrusy zest. These initial notes fall away gradually to reveal wafts of full-bodied, matured oak, which juxtapose beautifully against green wood and floral undertones. To taste, the single malt comes together, opening up the palate with a medley of flavours, bursting forth with nutmeg, wood spices and green cloves, and leaving an aftertaste of sweet vanilla.
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“This spectacular single malt delivers a powerful and invigorating mouth feel, as if standing on top of the new distillery roof in the Speyside breeze,” says Savage.
The Macallan Edition No. 4 is available at The Macallan Boutique @ 1855 and selected retailers.