Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then it has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland, and of their retrospective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship. From its founding, through the subsequent owners of The Macallan distillery in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and into the present century, The Macallan has been recognised for its outstanding quality above all else.The reputation of the Macallan has been built on the exceptional oak casks for which the Macallan is world - renowned. Sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eye of The Macallan Master of Wood, the hand-picked casks are delivered to the demanding specifications of The Macallan Master Distiller. It is the ancient oak that makes the single greatest contribution to the natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours at the heart of this revered single malt whisky.
This limited edition is the fifth release in The Macallan's 'Edition' series of annual releases. Inspired by the natural colour of The Macallan's whisky, the renowned Pantone Color Institute have created a unique and complex shade of purple especially for this release. Made with a vatting of 525 American oak casks from three distinguished bodegas, each one primarily chosen for its colour and matched to their closest Pantone colour references, this expression has been bottled at a strength of 48.5% abv, at natural colour – naturally.
The nose has sweet vanilla toffee and nutmeg with oak, ginger, lemon basil and pear. The palate brings sweet caramel, poached peach and ripe pear notes, before spicy nutmeg and ginger emerge in the long finish.