Monday, September 16, 2019


The Macallan, has today announced the launch of the fifth bottling in its Edition series, in collaboration with the world-renowned colour masters at Pantone Color Institute.

The Macallan Edition No.5 (48.5% ABV) was matured in American oak casks, and is said to deliver notes of vanilla, toffee, oak, nutmeg, ginger, lemon basil and pear on the nose. Followed by notes of buttery caramel, poached pears and oak spices on the palate.

The Macallan Edition N0.5

The Macallan Edition Series, explores the unique and defining elements which make The Macallan one of the world’s most revered single malts. Edition No.1 celebrated the mastery of wood; Edition No.2 celebrated taste through a collaboration with The Roca Brothers of El Celler de can Roca; Edition No.3 celebrated aroma in collaboration with Master Perfumer, Roja Dove and Edition No.4 celebrated architecture to reflect the opening of the new Macallan distillery and visitor experience.

The Macallan Edition No.5, is said to celebrate both The Macallan’s commitment to natural colour and the complex whisky making process and is a coming together of whisky making mastery and colour expertise and insight.

For the packaging, the Pantone Color Institute, created a uniquely bold shade of purple which The Macallan now owns. As the rainbow’s most complex colour, purple naturally felt like the ideal shade to highlight the equally complex process involved in The Macallan’s whisky making.

Commenting on the launch, Sarah Burgess, The Macallan Whisky Maker, said: “We can find much common ground between whisky making and colour creation and with Edition No.5 we have been able to explore and celebrate these two art forms. Whilst colour development starts with mixing basic colours with precision to achieve different shades, for whisky making, it is the knowledge and understanding of a specific palette of colours from the cask which is the starting point.  From here we can craft the desired character and specific colour of the final whisky”.

The Macallan Edition No.5, is now available from specialist retailers, The Macallan boutique at Heathrow Terminal 5 and The Macallan Distillery, for a RRP of £92.00.

Posted by Steve Rush