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Whisky News: Macallan launched Edition No. 3

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Macallan announced the launch of their Edition No. 3 last week. It is the latest release of their annual limited edition series. Similar to the previous editions, this expression continues to explore Macallan’s unique approach to whisky making by revealing intimate details of the creation.

In this new expression, Macallan’s Master Distiller, Bob Dalgarno, worked with Master Perfumer Roja Dove and his exceptional sensory insights in describing unique aromas in oak casks to create the complexities of single malt character. What they did was to get Dove to nose particular oak casks in their warehouse and described the distinctive aromas. Dalgarno then selected particular casks from those descriptions to create Edition No. 3.

The final selection was a combination of smaller European and Amercian oak casks. The smaller size of the casks meant a greater contact between the spirit and the wood, creating a final product that is “sweet and fruity with fresh oak”.

With a global release of 250,000 bottles, the Edition No. 3 is bottled at 48.3% abv, slightly higher than the normal Macallan bottles.

It is priced at US$95. We figure it will be made available in the Singapore market soon!

 

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    Rare Macallan Surfaces at Hong Kong auction in August 2017

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    A set of rare Macallan surfaced in a Bonhams Whisky auction in Hong Kong last week, much to the delight of the participants. The complete set of The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection was actively bidded for and finally sold for HK$3,797,500. This is possibly one of the first set of rare Macallan sold at an auction after news that a Macallan vintage bottle located in St Moritz, Switzerland couuld be fake.

    The six decanters made with Lalique crystal were produced between 2006 and 2016. Each of them are in limited quantity with age statements of 50, 55, 57, 60, 62, and 65, released in that order. All of the bottles are highly sought after individually, but to get all six in a complete set is pretty much an achievement. Congratulations to the winner of the bid!

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      41 Years Old Singleton to be launched in Asia

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      The oldest whisky ever launched by The Singleton of Glen Ord is gracing Asia from 7 September 2017 in selected countries. Made by “Master of Malt”, Maureen Robinson, this whisky is bottled at cask strength of 49.9% abv. Going under the label of The Forgotten Drop series, this 41-years old whisky is the first “oldest” whisky released by the distillery since its inception in 1838.

      From 7 September 2017, this whisky is available in selected Asian countries at a jaw-dropping price of £2,200 as it is a limited edition of 600 bottles only. This is according to the news released by Glen Ord.

      This release is interesting as Robinson has used a predominantly small batch of refill American Oak cask to create the 41-years-old. As it is different from Glen Ord’s typical use of refill European oak, ex-sherry casks, the flavour profile is going to be different from your usual Singleton of Glen Ord.

      Robinson shared that the refill American Oak Cask is what makes the 41-years-old so special as Singleton of Glen Ord does not usually create a whisky of such age in American Oak Cask. The whisky is said to have a “depth of taste” and adds complexity to the Singleton’s signature balance and smoothness.

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