The Macallan, has announced the launch of the first expression from a new innovative limited-edition collection of whiskies, that will see the brand progress its journey towards sustainable packaging.
The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao (44% ABV) is a non-age-stated single malt Scotch whisky, which has been matured in a combination of European and American oak casks.
|The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao|
To create the first edition in this new limited annual release series, The Macallan Whisky Maker Polly Logan, embarked on a unique journey to Girona, Spain, where she immersed herself in the world of chocolate, exploring the chocolate-making process and uncovering the distinctive flavour profiles.
Polly collaborated with world-renowned pastry chef, Jordi Roca, the youngest of the acclaimed Roca brothers ofEl Celler de Can Roca, with whom The Macallan has a long-standing relationship. As part of the exploration, she visited Jordi’s famed chocolate factory, Casa Cacao in Girona and she also spent time with master chocolatier, Damian Allsop.
Through this unique experience, Polly drew inspiration from the duo’s passion, knowledge and creativity to create The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao, searching the sherry seasoned oak casks maturing at The Macallan Estate to identify rare, indulgent chocolate notes.
In homage to its chocolate inspiration, The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao is encased in a fully recyclable and biodegradable presentation box, made using natural by-products in the chocolate-making process.
Commenting on the launch, Polly Logan, said: “For this expression, I sought out a specific chocolate note in The Macallan’s traditional sherry seasoned European oak casks and combined this with a vanilla note imparted by sherry seasoned American oak casks to sweeten the slightly bitter chocolate note I had found. This exquisite single malt offers a delightful whisky and chocolate pairing experience and the chance to elevate The Macallan experience to a new dimension.”
The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao, will be available later this month from select specialist retailers, for a RRP of £115.00.
Posted by Steve Rush