Macallan and Oblix partner for bespoke whisky trolley

19th May, 2017 by Annie Hayes

Edrington’s The Macallan has collaborated with Oblix at The Shard in London to offer a cheese and whisky pairing experience from a bespoke trolley handcrafted from one of the brand’s Sherry butts.

The Macallan has collaborated with Oblix at The Shard in London to offer a cheese and whisky-pairing experience

Serving The Macallan whiskies of a variety of ages and styles, the trolley was designed and built in Glasgow from a Macallan Sherry butt, specifically selected from the bodegas in Spain by master of wood Stuart MacPherson.

Presented on a wooden cheeseboard map, the offering pairs The Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak with Sleightlett goat’s cheese from Somerset; The Macallan Rare Cask with Innes Brick goat’s cheese from Staffordshire; The Macallan Ruby with soft cheese St. Jude from Suffolk; The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak with Stichelton blue cheese from the Welbeck Estate; and The Macallan 21 Year Old Fine Oak with soft cheese Baron Bigod from Suffolk.

To mark the launch – and World Whisky Day this coming weekend – Oblix has created the Mac ‘N’ Cheese cocktail, containing The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak, white onion, dry vermouth and Benedictine, paired with Hafod, a variety of cheddar cheese from Wales.

“The Macallan and Oblix share a likeness in that we are both trying to push boundaries and change the way people perceive food and drink,” said Aaron Masonde, Oblix bar manager.

“In partnership with The Macallan we have worked together to offer guests a new experience to discover the complexities of The Macallan, perfectly complemented with cheese.”

The trolley will also offer a Maxxium Malts cheeseboard and pairing with whiskies such as Auchentoshan, Laphroaig and Highland Park.

Chris Anderson, luxury marketing controller for Maxxium UK, said: “Oblix is a very exclusive London restaurant who we have been working with for a number of years. This partnership provides us with a great opportunity to offer their customers something unique when it comes to tasting The Macallan range.”

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