The Macallan has unveiled Edition No.4 — a new limited-edition whisky.
The fourth release in the Edition Series again reflects the casks specifically chosen for this blend.
While previous releases, Edition No.1 and Edition No.2, highlighted the influence each cask has on the taste and flavor of the whisky, Edition No.3 provided an insight into the aromas. Edition No.4 stands out by “revealing the structure of the whisky, drawing parallels on how the new Macallan Distillery was constructed, and showcases the lengths The Macallan goes to when creating single malts,” the company says.
European oak Sherry-seasoned casks from Tevasa provide the foundation, contributing notes of dried fruit and delivering a layer of wood spices and root ginger, while European oak Sherry-seasoned casks from Jose y Miguel Martin and Diego Martin Rosado shape the form of the whisky, offering notes of dried fruit, dates and figs. American oak Sherry-seasoned casks from Vasyma balance the structure, imparting vanilla, toffees and butterscotch. Completing the composition are refill sherry-seasoned oak casks, bringing the bright character of citrus fruits.
“Edition No.4 is a celebration of The Macallan’s whisky making heritage as we enter an exciting new era, marking the coming together of our history and new horizons in the creation of two structural masterpieces: a remarkable whisky and a magnificent new distillery,” says Nick Savage, The Macallan master distiller.
Edition No.4 has an ABV of 48.4% and a natural color of burnished copper. This limited-edition whisky will be available in select retailers across the U.S. in July 2018 for a suggested retail price of $100 per 750-ml. bottle.
As The Macallan celebrates the opening of its new distillery, the brand also recently unveiled new packaging for the core range, along with The Macallan M Black 2017 Release and its oldest whisky ever released.