A Span­ish Sun­set in a Lalique Bot­tle

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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.

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