Macallan M Collection launches 2022 whiskiesBy Melita Kiely
Edrington-owned The Macallan has released a trio of limited edition single malt whiskies as part of the brand’s M Collection.
The Macallan M Collection has been designed to celebrate the brand’s ‘six pillars’: natural colour, mastery, curiously small spirit stills, the estate, exceptional oak casks, and Sherry seasoning.
The first three whiskies from The Macallan M Collection are The Macallan M 2022 Release, The Macallan M Black 2022 Release, and The Macallan M Copper 2022 Release.
Jaume Ferras, global creative director for The Macallan, said: “Our six pillars foundation stones embody all that is unique to The Macallan, together underpinning the renowned quality and rich character of our whisky.
“The Macallan M Collection tells the story of these unique attributes and our dedicate to uncompromised excellence.”
The Macallan M 2022 Release (45% ABV) was matured in Sherry-seasoned oak casks. It is presented in a handmade Lalique crystal decanter. Tasting notes include chocolate, dried fruit and spice.
The Macallan M Black Release (46% ABV) was aged in ‘rare’, black-ended Sherry-seasoned oak casks. The peated whisky comes in a handcrafted Lalique black crystal decanter to reflect the peat smoke of the whisky.
The Macallan M Copper (42% ABV) aims to reflect the distillery’s small stills. M Copper is said to taste of fruit and sweet malt, and is presented in a copper-coloured, handmade crystal decanter.
Each whisky comes in a 700ml decanter. The Macallan M 2022 Release is priced at RRP US$6,750 (£5,000); The Macallan M Black 2022 Release has a suggested price tag of US$7,600 (£5,700); and The Macallan M Copper 2022 Release will retail for RRP US$8,000 (£6,250).
The Macallan M Collection is available worldwide in both domestic and travel retail markets, including The Macallan Estate, The Macallan Airport Boutiques, select luxury hotels and bars, and premium retailers.
To celebrate the launch of the collection, the brand partnered with luxury fashion photographer and creative visionary Nick Knight to make a series of photography, as pictured above.
Earlier this month, The Macallan extended the availability of its Tales of The Macallan Volume I single malt whisky to include global travel retail. The whisky retails for US$80,000.