The new Quest collection from the Macallan is a quartet of single malts that is set for a launch this month in Global Travel Retail. The four expressions in this collection will replace The Macallan 1824 Collection of Select Oak, Whisky Maker’s Edition and Estate Reserve. Quest promises a hunt for the world’s finest oak and – according to the brand- explores a range of flavors. The four expressions Quest, Lumina, Terra and Enigma will hit the shelves at Singapore’s Changi Airport this month.
The first of the four – Quest ($80) – uses four different casks to create a flavor of citrus and sweet vanilla. American bourbon casks are combined with exclusively selected sherry-seasoned European and American oak casks, and hogsheads, to deliver a soft and light single malt with a pale gold color.
Lumina ($100) uses American and European sherry seasoned oak casks along with hogshead casks to create a bold flavor with notes of vanilla ginger and wood spice. Lumina is described as having a soft and dry finish and a harvest gold color.
Terra ($165) was aged in first-fill European and American oak casks sourced from two of the most distinguished family cooperages; and has a character of toffee, sweet dried fruit and rich wood spices. Terra is sunset orange with a medium length finish of dried fruit and wood spices.
Lastly, Enigma ($250) was matured exclusively in European oak sherry-seasoned casks from one cooperage in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Flavors of cinnamon, vanilla and dried fruits characterize this whisky which signifies the essence of the brand. Its color is described as Spanish Sunset and its finish as lingering and memorable.