Nat­u­ral Re­flec­tion

Rel­ish the his­toRy, heR­itage and heaRt of the Ma­callan with the bRand’s Most Re­flec­tive dRink to date: the Ma­callan Re­flex­ion

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Even be­fore you take your first sip of The Ma­callan Re­flex­ion, you’ll un­doubt­edly find your­self drawn in by its ap­pear­ance. Ob­vi­ously, there’s the exquisitely crafted bot­tle to take in. Then there’s the depth of color of the whisky, the blood or­ange shade and the red ma­hogany hue.

What will in­trigue new­com­ers and im­press es­tab­lished con­nois­seurs is the sim­ple fact that what you are look­ing at is, in fact, the re­sult of the spir­its’ ag­ing process. This whisky, as they say, has no “fake tan” in­duced by caramel or other ad­di­tions. The Re­flex­ion’s color is nat­u­rally drawn out from the famed first-fill sherry seasoned oak casks where it was ma­tured. Go­ing all the way back to 1824, to The Ma­callan1824 Masters Se­ries of whiskies, it’s clear that this dis­tillery has long prided it­self on the nat­u­ral color of its prod­ucts. And through the years and decades to fol­low, each in­no­va­tion by The Ma­callan pro­vides a dif­fer­ent ex­pres­sion of the brand’s ex­cep­tional sherry casks.

The Ma­callan Re­flex­ion is no ex­cep­tion. Se­lected di­rectly by Bob Dal­garno, The Ma­callan’s Mas­ter Whisky Maker, this sin­gle malt draws its rich color and fla­vor as it ma­tures in 250 liter hogshead casks made us­ing Span­ish and Amer­i­can oak. The use of hogshead casks, in par­tic­u­lar, al­lows for bet­ter in­ter­ac­tion be­tween the spir­its and the sur­face of the casks, thereby creat­ing a char­ac­ter driven by the in­trin­sic qual­i­ties of both types of wood. Look­ing at The Ma­callan Re­flex­ion’s ex­quis­ite pal­ette, it’s clear why it is placed in a lux­u­ri­ously tow­er­ing and an­gu­lar faceted de­can­ter, which is specif­i­cally de­signed to re­flect the light off its nat­u­ral beauty. More­over, the shape is in­spired by The Ma­callan’s iconic tri­an­gu­lar shape, with its six facets rep­re­sent­ing the six foun­da­tions of this whisky.

Mov­ing from the Re­flex­ion’s out­ward ap­pear­ance to its fla­vor, it all be­gins with heavy fruity notes like or­anges and green ap­ples on the nose. It then shifts to­wards sweeter fla­vors rem­i­nis­cent of choco­late and fudge. On the palate, there’s an im­pres­sive depth, a suc­cu­lent thick­ness, with hints of cit­rus sub­tly blended with touches of cin­na­mon and gin­ger. The fin­ish is re­mark­ably long and warm­ing. Yet, there is a per­fect bal­ance that gives the whisky a creamy and vel­vety tex­ture.

Cer­tainly, this is the per­fect whisky to ac­com­pany the mod­ern gent as he re­flects on his past, his present and a won­der­ful fu­ture.

The Ma­callan Re­flex­ion

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