The new single malts have a deep flavor with amber-golden hues
June 24, 2022: Credited with releasing some of the smoothest, deepest, most desired whiskies in the world, The Macallan has now unveiled The Macallan M Collection, a range of limited release single malt whiskies which celebrate the brand’s acclaimed Six Pillars.
The Six Pillars are what the brand follows when crafting new whiskies. They include Natural Colour, Mastery, Curiously Small Spirit Stills, The Estate, Exceptional Oak Casks and Sherry Seasoning.
The Macallan M Collection embodies these unique attributes and reflects the emotions that drive the brand. The first three expressions are the 2022 editions of the previously released M and M Black and the brand-new M Copper, which pays tribute to the unique copper stills utilised by The Macallan since it was founded in 1824.
The Macallan M 2022 embodies Natural Colour, a result of The Macallan’s commitment to using the finest, 100% natural ingredients and exceptional sherry seasoned oak casks. Matured in a small number of hand-selected casks, M proudly showcases The Macallan’s rich natural colour, while the transparent Lalique decanter reflects honesty as there is no artificial colouring. With a rich amber hue, M’s classic sherry seasoned, full-flavoured character imparts notes of chocolate, rich dried fruit and spice.
The Macallan M Black 2022 represents The Macallan’s dedication to Mastery and unwavering trust in its craft. Rare, black ended casks holding peated spirit were selected by the Whisky Mastery Team for this particular release. The spirit matured in the sherry seasoned oak casks has gathered depth and distinction over time and the handcrafted Lalique black crystal decanter reflects the peat smoke within the whisky. A subtly smoky expression, it displays a rich natural colour of golden sunrise and is a harmonious balance of The Macallan’s classic character with an unexpected peated note, resulting in a complex single malt to savour.
The Macallan M Copper 2022 is an ode to the Curiously Small Spirit Stills that remain key to crafting The Macallan’s precious spirit to this day. With a natural colour of spun gold, M Copper is a vibrant and 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 through its dedication to innovative methods.
Visually representing the Six Pillars, the decanters - created in collaboration with renowned creative director, Fabien Baron and French crystal maker Lalique - feature six facets. The decanters are encased in exquisite outer packaging also denoting the Six Pillars.