Macallan to launch limited edition Genesis whisky

14th June, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

Edrington is set to release a limited edition Macallan expression to mark the opening of its new distillery.

The Macallan Genesis Limited Edition is limited to 2,500 bottles

Genesis Limited Edition celebrates the new £140m Macallan distillery and visitor centre, which opened on 2 June.

The bottling tells the story of lead architect Graham Stirk’s vision for the site and “reflects each painstaking step in The Macallan whisky-making process”.

The whisky is said to have notes of dried fruits, oak, fresh apple and chocolate on the nose. On the palate are flavours of dried fruits, cinnamon and ginger spices leading to a “clean and warming” finish.

It is presented alongside a signed lithographic print created by one of only two remaining map printing presses in the UK.

Ken Grier, creative director for The Macallan, said: “The collaboration between The Macallan and Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners was the beginning of something truly remarkable; a partnership based on a shared commitment to mastery, delivering an iconic distillery and this unique, limited edition bottling.

“The innovative design of the distillery pays tribute to the natural elements that contribute to the production of The Macallan. From the barley fields and the oak trees to the importance of fresh spring water in the distillation process, it is designed to celebrate the entire whisky making cycle.

“Just as the beautiful signed print showcases the secrets of this architectural marvel, the Genesis Limited Edition whisky reflects the intricate workings of The Macallan whisky making process.”

Bottled at 45.5% abv, Genesis Limited Edition will be available to buy soon from The Macallan distillery and The Macallan Airport Boutiques. It is limited to 2,500 bottles and priced at £495.00 (US$665).

2 Responses to “Macallan to launch limited edition Genesis whisky”

  1. It is a great article about the potential of Eastern Europe and I cannot agree more. Brand Ambassadors from all whisky compnies are trying to do their best in educating about whisky but there only so much they can do by paying a visit to a country once a year, usualy to national or largest whisky fests, which normally attract already interested parties.
    One note, however – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been reclassified into the Nordic block by UN and are note considered Eastern Europe anymore. Hence quoting Latvia in this context is incorrect.
    Latvia does love whisky, but most of its import is reexported to Russia. Latvian whisky festival organisers (Estonian-Latvian team) focus on attracting more women to their event, which is a great attempt to see. Lithuania has officially had whisky as number one spirit by volume of sales and comsumption since 2011 and was a forerunner in organising the first whisky festival among all 3 aforementioned countries. Lithuanian whisky drinker is a more whisky savvy market with a number of clubs and specialised bars, including King&Mouse whisky bars, which is in top 500 best bars in the world.

  2. KJELL RØNNING says:

    SOON ? Anybody have the REAKL DATE ?

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