The Macallan launched its Edition No. 6, a limited-edition single malt whisky that celebrates the natural wonders of The Macallan Estate and the River Spey in Scotland.
They have produced an annual Edition since 2016 and this final Edition Series release brings together The Macallan’s Ghillie Robert Mitchell, Hardy, the world’s most renowned fly-fishing brand, and The Atlantic Salmon Trust, which has over five decades of experience in salmon conservation.
The Macallan also launched a new charitable partnership with The Atlantic Salmon Trust to help conserve Scottish salmon.
The Macallan, founded in 1824, is one of the most awarded single malt whiskies. The Macallan unveiled its modern £140 million distillery on its Speyside estate in 2018, increasing investment in whisky, warehousing, and in their signature sherry-seasoned oak casks.
Mitchell said, “We are proud custodians of our one-and-three-quarter mile stretch of the River Spey and advocate for sustainability of the wildlife in and around it and so all fishing at The Macallan is catch and release.”
The Macallan whisky maker Steven Bremner created Edition No. 6 by choosing five cask styles that embody unique stories related to the river and its unparalleled natural landscape. “The Macallan has been strongly inspired by and intrinsically connected to nature,” Bremner said. “It is the force that flows through everything we do at The Macallan and our whisky is enriched by its powerful presence. Edition No.6 is inspired by the natural world surrounding our distillery, which has so much to offer and enjoy, in particular the River Spey.”
I experienced the tasting event through a Zoom call and the whisky delivers aromas of fruits, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, and toffee merged with oak and plum, oranges, and cinnamon, developing into chocolate and toasted oats at the finish. The Macallan’s brand advocate in the Philippines Hans Eckstein explained the complexity of this new edition and suggested ways of drinking it. It is versatile enough to take neat or as a cocktail.
The Macallan Edition No.6 has a 48.6 percent alcohol by volume and is now available in Manila for P9,500.