The Macallan unveils 1824 masters series
The Macallan has extended its 1824 Masters Series with two new decanters of Reflexion and No.6, retailing at £900 and £2,800 respectively.
Both expressions are said to be the “pinnacle” of the 1824 range and join The Macallan M, launched in 2013.
The Macallan Reflexion, bottled at 43% abv and costing £900, has been aged first in sherry seasoned oak casks, drawing its colour and flavour from maturation in hogshead casks. It is described as a “celebration” of floral whisky flavours with notes of vanilla, apple and apricot.
The Macallan No.6, bottled at 43% abv, costs £2,800, has been aged in Sherry oak casks and bottled in a crystal decanter by Lalique, with a triangular design similar to The Macallan M.
Ken Grier, director of malts at Edrington, said: “The new 1824 Masters Series represents an extremely exciting development for The Macallan. The stunning designs and overall imprint of this new collection are not only worthy of some of our most complex and precious single malt whiskies, they celebrate the very foundations that make The Macallan so special – our glorious range of natural colour and the outstanding quality of our casks”.
The Macallan’s Master of Wood, Stuart MacPherson, added: “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 Masters Series showcases The Macallan at its very best. ”