Edition No.4, the fourth release in the series, embodies the craftsmanship and design of The Macallan Distillery and demonstrates the mastery of whisky making of the estate since 1824.
While Edition No.1 and Edition No.2 highlighted the influence each cask has on the taste and flavor of the whisky and Edition No.3 provided an insight into the aromas, Edition No.4 reveals the structure of the whisky, drawing parallels on how The Macallan Distillery is constructed and showcasing the lengths The Macallan goes to when creating single malts.
Crafted from a combination of European and American oak casks and with an ABV of 48.4 percent, Edition No.4 presents a zesty, vibrant, and invigorating single malt that brings to the fore notes of rounded honey, sweet toffee, and citrus fruits.
“Edition No.4 is a celebration of The Macallan’s whisky making heritage as we enter an exciting new era, marking the coming together of our history and new horizons in the creation of two structural masterpieces: a remarkable whisky and a magnificent new distillery,” says The Macallan master distiller Nick Savage.
Taking inspiration from the structure of the new distillery, Edition No.4 exposes the role of each cask in the making of the whisky. European oak sherry-seasoned casks from Tevasa provide the foundation, contributing rich notes of dried fruit and delivering a layer of wood spices and root ginger, while European oak sherry-seasoned casks from Jose y Miguel Martin and Diego Martin Rosado shape the form of the whisky, offering notes of dried fruit, dates and figs.
American oak sherry-seasoned casks from Vasyma balance the structure, imparting vanilla, toffees, and butterscotch and the capstone, which completes the composition, is represented through refill sherry-seasoned oak casks.
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