Macallan just released their latest limited-edition whiskey series called the M Collection. Comprised of Macallan M, Macallan M Black, and Macallan M Copper, each bottle celebrates the six pillars of The Macallan’s signature and exceptional whiskey – natural color, mastery, and whimsical little spirit shots. , homestead, exceptional oak piles, and sherry seasoning.
When hiring creative director Fabien Baron to launch the series with French crystal maker Lalique in charge of producing the beaker, each release was captured by Nick Knight to launch the Macallan M Collection. Macallan describes each release in great detail below:
Macallan M 2022
M embodies natural colour, the result of Macallan’s commitment to craftsmanship and dedication to using the finest 100% natural ingredients and sherry-spiced oak barrels. A rare spirit that embodies the idea of transparency, whiskey sparkles in a handcrafted Lalique Crystal Decanter.
Matured in a small number of hand-selected barrels, M proudly showcases the rich natural color of Macalan, while the clear decanter reflects honesty as there is no artificial colouring. With a rich amber hue, M reveals the classic full-flavoured sauerkraut character, which lends itself to aromas of chocolate, rich dried fruits and spice.
Macallan M Black 2022
M Black represents Macallan’s dedication to perfection and unwavering confidence in her craft. The rare, black-ended, finely pierced spirit barrels were selected by the whiskey mastering team that has continued to push the boundaries of creativity and craftsmanship to create this unique expression.
The spirit ripened in sherry-spiced oak casks have combined depth and distinction over time, and the handcrafted black crystal decanter of Lalique reflects the peat smoke within the whiskey and the confidence that drives The Macallan as whiskey makers boldly marry classic Macallan notes with punchy whiskey. A brilliantly smoky expression, it displays the rich natural color of a golden sunrise and is a harmonious balance of classic Macallan personality with an unexpected punchy tone, resulting in a complex single malt to savor.
Macallan M Copper 2022
M Copper is an ode to the intriguing little soul shot that remains the key to crafting the precious Macallan soul to this day. One of the hallmarks of the distillation process, it represents a pivotal moment in the history of the whiskey industry as when most moved on to the larger, higher yielding copper stills, The Macallan focused on exceptional quality. Its distinctive shape and size help focus the new manufacturing spirit, creating a rich and powerful personality.
With the natural color of spun gold, M Copper is a lively and elegant expression that highlights the flavors created in the shots. It has a sticky, buttery coating for the mouth and bursts into fruit with a hint of sweet flavour. Lalique’s handcrafted brass-coloured crystal decanter represents the shots and reflects the authenticity that drives the brand through its dedication to innovative methods.
This limited series of 750ml decanters is already on sale at select dealerships at $6750, $7750 and $8,500 for Macallan M, Macallan M Black and Macallan M Copper, respectively.
Disclaimer: We do not encourage irresponsible and/or underage drinking. Drink responsibly and legally.
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