19 May 2016
The Macallan: Edition No.1 Sample & Rare Cask Malaysia Launch
Macallan has been actively moving away from age-statements and are now putting all their focus on wood.
So expect to see new NAS bottlings and even more geekery about their casks.
I'll be featuring 2 of them in this post, as they were all shared with me during my hiatus back in January - but better late than never eh?
THE MACALLAN EDITION NO. 1
Was contacted to be 1 of 25 people chosen to try a sample - thank you for the honour, Edrington.
This new Macallan is the first release of their new annual limited releases to come. So we can expect a new one every year!
The Edition No. 1 is matured in 8 unique European & American oak cask styles selected by master whisky maker Bob Dalgarno. Of 8, 7 are sherry, 1 is American oak. It's a mix of liquid aged between 11 to 25 years.
I get the dry sherry. Spices. And with a few drops of water = more fruits come out for me. But in subsequent tasting, there seems to be some strong sulphur scent going on there. Hmm.
At 48% ABV, it's priced at around RM4XX (at selected liquour shops & supermarket) up to RM8XX at outlets. Distribution is very limited but you can try your luck at Enfin by James Won, HYDE at 53M, 81 Monarchy, Italian Wine Shop, The Whisky Bar and Tong Woh Retail shop... IF they still have it.
THE MACALLAN RARE CASK LAUNCH @ RUYI & LYN, BSC.
The name may seem a little misleading as it's actually made from a blend of 16 different CASKS. The claim is that some these emptied casks will not be re-used - thus, making those liquid rare.
The liquid is a combination of Spanish & American sherry oak casks, mostly first fill.
I got vanilla on the nose, woody spices in the mouth, warm finish down to the throat.
At 43% ABV, it's available at selected outlets like The Penthouse, Hyde53M, Monarchy 61, H20, Merchant Pub, Club De-Royale, Ojos Bar, Zouk, Avalon & Meja and Brussels Beer Café at about RM2k. Supermarkets at about RM1.6k.