A Prism Into The World Of Macallan
The Macallan has unveiled The Macallan M Collection, a range of limited release single malt whiskies which celebrates the brand’s acclaimed Six Pillars – the foundation stones that account for The Macallan’s distinctive and exceptional whiskies and comprise Natural Colour, Mastery, Curiously Small Spirit Stills, The Estate, Exceptional Oak Casks and Sherry Seasoning.
The Macallan M Collection features an array of colours reflect the emotions that drive the brand. The first three expressions are the 2022 editions of the M and M Black and the brand-new M Copper, which pays tribute to the unique copper stills utilised by The Macallan since it’s founding in 1824.
The Macallan M 2022
M embodies natural colour, a result of The Macallan’s dedication to using the finest natural ingredients and exceptional sherry seasoned oak casks. A rare spirit epitomising transparency, the whisky glistens in a handcrafted Lalique crystal decanter.
Matured in a small number of hand-selected casks, M showcases The Macallan’s rich natural colour, while the transparent decanter reflects honesty as there is no artificial colouring. M’s rich amber hue reveals the distillery’s sherry seasoned, full-flavoured character imparting notes of chocolate, rich dried fruit and spice.
The Macallan M Black 2022
M Black represents The Macallan’s dedication to Mastery in its craft. Rare, black ended casks holding peated spirit have been meticulously selected by the Whisky Mastery Team to create this unique expression.
The spirit matured in the sherry seasoned oak casks for depth and distinction and the handcrafted Lalique black crystal decanter reflects the peat smoke within the whisky as the whisky makers boldly marry classic Macallan notes with peated whisky. A subtly smoky expression the colour of a golden sunrise, it is a harmonious balance of The Macallan’s classic character with an unexpected peated note savoured as a complex single malt.
The Macallan M Copper 2022
M Copper is an ode to the Curiously Small Spirit Stills that remain key to crafting The Macallan’s precious spirit to this day. One of the defining features of the distillation process, their distinctive shape and size help to concentrate the new make spirit, creating the rich, robust character.
The colour of spun gold, M Copper is an elegant expression which brings the flavours created in the stills to the fore. It has a buttery, viscous mouth coating and is bursting in fruitiness with a hint of sweet malty flavour. A handcrafted Lalique copper coloured crystal decanter represents the stills and reflects the authenticity which drives the brand.
Visually representing the Six Pillars, the decanters are masterpieces created in collaboration with creative director Fabien Baron and crystal maker Lalique. Envisioned by Baron, they feature six facets while Lalique bring refinement and flawless clarity. The decanters are encased in exquisite outer packaging also denoting the Six Pillars and sustainably sourced in Scotland.
The Macallan has worked with renowned fashion photographer and creative visionary Nick Knight, capturing the collection in blocks of ice as an homage to The Macallan’s intrinsic connection to nature and the River Spey which runs through The Macallan Estate.