THE MACALLAN NO. 6
A Spanish Sunset in a Lalique Bottle
collaborated with the French crystal house, Lalique, to complete its 1824 Master Series with the launch of The Macallan No.6. The Macallan 1824 Masters Series is an exclusive luxury range that charts a path through the supreme quality of The Macallan’s unique sherry casks. Other single malts in the range are Rare Cask, M and Reflexion.
All of the whiskies in the range are hand selected by The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno. First-fill, 100% sherry-seasoned casks showcase the beautiful spectrum of the 100% natural colour in The Macallan, bringing to life the interaction of the peerless spirit and exceptional oak casks.
“Wood sits at the very heart of what we do at The Macallan and this range further demonstrates the vital role of our casks in the production of these superb whiskies. Our commitment to sherry seasoned oak casks is unquestionable and the 1824 Masters Series showcases The Macallan at its very best,” said The Macallan’s Master of Wood, Stuart MacPherson.
Named after the six pillars of The Macallan’s heritage, the latest Macallan No.6 (43% abv) is encased in a stylish Lalique’s six-facet crystal decanter. The sunset-colour whisky takes its character from first-fill Spanish sherry seasoned oak casks handcrafted by the master coopers of Jerez de la Frontera, the home of sherry.
The single malt Macallan No.6 is drawn from Spanish oak casks built by one cooperage in Jerez before seasoning for 18 months in the sherry bodegas with dry oloroso sherries. The beautiful bottle design enhances the enticing, rich dark walnut colour of a classic Macallan, a celebration of richness and spice.
Every whisky connoisseurs knows that the experience begins with aroma. The Macallan No.6 delivers rich notes with raisins, dates and figs dominating the aroma scheme, while sultanas and toffee apples add texture and depth. The weight of flavour practically squeezes the juice from the raisins, dark and rich with great viscosity. Ginger and cinnamon gently dance around the edges –the ginger slightly dry, the cinnamon soft. Dark chocolate and vanilla sweetness linger in the background.
The palate is heavy and sumptuous, similar to a rich fruit cake with raisins, dates, figs, apples, sultanas and oranges; followed by ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and hints of clove. It gives a silky smooth sensation with a long and full finish.