Time to upgrade your whiskey collection with the best! We’re talking about the Tales of the Macallan Volume I whiskey – the brand’s latest limited edition launch from the famed Speyside staple. The blend is said to be distilled in 1950 and is limited to only 350 bottles worldwide.
Introduced as a tribute to Captain John Grant (known for building the manor house on the Easter Elchies Estate in 1700 that has also served as The Macallan’s home since it was founded in 1824), the 44.6% ABV whiskey comes in beautiful Lalique crystal decanters each.
“Tales of The Macallan Volume I is a tribute to Captain John Grant, who paved the way for The Macallan and brought the influence of nature and community spirit,” stated Macallan’s lead whisky maker, Sarah Burgess.
She further added, “As custodians of the estate, we are continuously inspired by our environment, upholding our responsibility to nurture and protect the wonderful natural habitat that is home to our distillery.”
As for the taste, the spirit boasts aromas of grapefruit zest, antique oak, vanilla, melon, wood smoke, nutmeg, ripe plum, and almond with hints of apple, wood spice, ginger, hints of clove, sweet wood smoke, and yuzu on the palette and citrus and sweet oak on the finish.
To this effect, Burgess said, “This precious whisky echoes of a very old tale. Wood spices, sweet wood smoke, and antique oak are omnipresent and make a perfect liaison with the delicate symphony of ripe fruits and spices.”
Each bottle further comes housed in an 800-page antique-style leather-bound book decorated with 24ct gold made in collaboration with renowned illustrator Andrew Davidson. The Tales of the Macallan Volume I whiskey is currently available with The Macallan’s global boutiques and select retailers for $80,000 each.
A luxurious whiskey treat – this!
[Via: The Drinks Business]