The Macallan has just released its newest limited-release whiskey series called the M Collection. Comprised of the Macallan M, the Macallan M Black, and Macallan M Copper, each bottle celebrates The Six Pillars of The Macallan’s distinctive and exceptional whiskies -- Natural Color, Mastery, Curiously Small Spirit Stills, The Estate, Exceptional Oak Casks and Sherry Seasoning.
Enlisting creative director Fabien Baron for the launch of the series with French crystal maker Lalique in charge of the decanter production, each edition is captured by Nick Knight for The Macallan M Collection launch. The Macallan describes each version in great detail below:
The Macallan M 2022
M embodies Natural Color, a result of The Macallan’s commitment to craftsmanship and its dedication to using the finest, 100% natural ingredients and exceptional sherry seasoned oak casks. A rare spirit epitomizing the idea of transparency, the whisky glistens in a handcrafted Lalique crystal decanter.
Matured in a small number of hand-selected casks, M proudly showcases The Macallan’s rich natural color, while the transparent decanter reflects honesty as there is no artificial coloring. With a rich amber hue, M reveals the distillery’s classic sherry seasoned, full-flavored character imparting notes of chocolate, rich dried fruit, and spice.
The Macallan M Black 2022
M Black represents The Macallan’s dedication to Mastery and unwavering trust in its craft. Rare, black-ended casks holding peated spirit have been meticulously selected by the Whisky Mastery Team who have continued to push the boundaries of creativity and craftsmanship to create this unique expression.
The spirit matured in the sherry seasoned oak casks has gathered depth and distinction over time and the handcrafted Lalique black crystal decanter reflects the peat smoke within the whisky and the confidence which drives The Macallan as the whisky makers boldly marry classic Macallan notes with peated whisky. A subtly smoky expression, it displays a rich natural color of golden sunrise and is a harmonious balance of The Macallan’s classic character with an unexpected peated note, resulting in a complex single malt to savor.
The Macallan M Copper 2022
M Copper is an ode to the Curiously Small Spirit Stills that remain key to crafting The Macallan’s precious spirit to this day. One of the defining features of the distillation process, they represent a pivotal moment in whisky-making history as when most moved to larger, higher production copper stills, The Macallan focused on exceptional quality. Their distinctive shape and size help to concentrate the new make spirit, creating a rich, robust character.
With a natural color of spun gold, M Copper is a vibrant and elegant expression that brings the flavors created in the stills to the fore. It has a buttery, viscous mouth coating and is bursting in fruitiness with a hint of sweet malty flavor. A handcrafted Lalique copper-colored crystal decanter represents the stills and reflects the authenticity which drives the brand through its dedication to innovative methods.
This limited series of 750ml decanters have already started to roll out at select stockists for a price of $6,750, $7,750, and $8,500 USD for the Macallan M, Macallan M Black, and Macallan M Copper, respectively.
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