Macallan Edition No. 5 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750 ml
Macallan Edition No. 5 is our very own homage to the diversity and complexity of natural color. Inspired by a coming together of whisky-making mastery and color expertise and insight, this single malt celebrates both The Macallan’s commitment to natural color and the intricate whisky-making process.
100% natural in color, all of our exceptional whiskies from The Macallan are shaped from time spent in the very best casks; maturing, nurturing, and developing character. World-renowned color masters at the Pantone Color Institute™ created a uniquely bold shade of purple; reflecting an enigmatic, multi-faceted and intricate combination of red and blue.”
We can find much common ground between whisky making and color creation and with Edition No.5 we have been able to explore and celebrate these two art forms.
The new The Macallan Edition No. 5, according to those behind it, 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.
Now, why purple you might ask? As explained by Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, in a prepared statement, “Like the rainbow’s most complex color, purple naturally felt like the ideal shade to highlight the equally complex process involved in The Macallan’s whisky-making. This new vibrant shade developed for Edition No. 5, brings to life the exquisite combination of distinctive natural hues found in this whisky.”
Toffee apple, poached pair, savory hints of sage. Flashes of clean citrus notes.
Nuttier on the palate, with walnut and macadamia nut appearing as it opens. Continues on to orchard fruits, honeycomb, and a kick of oaky black pepper.
Butterscotch, cedar, and lemon.