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