The Macallan 52 years old is an outstanding example of how perfect harmony can be created through the mastery of wood and spirit. It is a statement of our unwavering pledge to create peerless single malts and reflects hundreds of years of dedicated craftsmanship.
It is a wonderfully rare whisky and yet another pinnacle of The Macallan whisky maker’s art. Natural ruby mahogany in colour, The Macallan 52 years old is a complex single malt characterised by rich fruit and dark chocolate fondant flavours, with wisps of peat smoke, cinnamon and ginger that build to a dramatic long finish with notes of sweet oak, cherry and blackcurrant mellowing out to a floral and lightly peated close.
The fourth release from the 24-part collection, The Macallan Archival Series Folio 4 focuses on an advert featuring a musical tribute to The Macallan penned by Scottish fiddle legend, James Scott Skinner – known as the Strathspey King. The advert notes that Skinner was moved by his favourite malt to create music and unites the lilting notes of the music with the complex flavours of the single malt with its simple catchphrase: “The Macallan. The Malt.”
Whisky is derived from the Scootish gaelic term “uisge-beatha” which means “water of life”. There can be no whisky without the presence of water. The natural source of water from The Macallan estate is instrumental in the creation of our unique whisky.
Inspired by River Spey, from where we source the water needed to make our peerless single matls, we have embarked on a journey in celelbration of famous water areas of the world. Our travels have taken us to the Vermilion Lakes, located in Alberta, Canada.
An evolution of the iconic M Decanter, this new step into lustrous black crystal from Lalique was crafted to reflect the diverse history of The Macallan single malt – a striking complement to a subtly smoky Macallan, The Macallan M Black is the latest and most complex release in the range. Designed specifically to celebrate a deep and smoky Macallan than its founding relation, the crystal that houses this precious spirit was also pushed into new territories.
The fourth release in this innovative annual Series, Edition No.4 embodies the craftsmanship and pioneering design of the new Macallan Distillery and demonstrates the mastery of whisky making since 1824. As we enter an exciting new era, this limited edition marks the coming together of our history and new horizons in the creation of two structural masterpieces: a remarkable whisky and a magnificent new distillery.
Crafted from a combination of European and American oak casks, Edition No.4 presents a zesty, vibrant and invigorating single malt of rounded honey, sweet toffee and citrus fruits. This is a distinctive whisky that pushes the boundaries of our innovation, reflecting the passion, traditions and craftsmanship that goes into the art of the perfect cask selection.