The Macallan Edition No. 5 was aged exclusively in American oak casks, offering “sweet notes of caramel and fresh fruit combined with oak spices”. It follows the launch of four previous expressions in the Edition range, which “explores the unique elements” of The Macallan. Bottled at 48.5%
The new The Macallan Edition No. 5, according to the brand, is a “homage to the diversity and complexity of the natural colors of The Macallan whiskies.” The distillery is said to be one of the few to have 100% natural color in its bottlings, with said coloring largely the result of its well regarded cask maturation program. The Macallan has partnered with color experts at the Pantone Color Institute to create this expression and its purple color consideration.
Aroma: Vanilla and toffee with notes of oak, nutmeg, ginger, lemon basil and pear
Taste: Fresh and sweet with caramel moving into poached peaches and ripe pear. Quickly followed by a toffee sweetness with light oak
spices in the form of nutmeg and hints of ginger in the background
Finish: Long and Sweet
Note: Because of the limited availability of this whisky, there is a limit of 2-bottles / Customer please.