Long-term partnerships with bodegas and cooperages have ensured a steady supply and consistency in its casks, and therefore its whisky. We plan to initially review three of those on ModernThirst in the coming weeks. You have to return for more as deep down you know within the walls of Moria treasures await. Dove pinned down the flavour profile for Edition No. It reminds me a lot of a cocoa forward GlenDronach 18.
The third release in The Macallan's wood-focused Edition series saw master perfumer Roja Dove and master whisky maker Bob Dalgarno create a whisky using their very particular sets of skills. D+ to D-: Below average whiskey. Quite a lot of subtleties here. Like preceding releases, Edition No. This special bottling comes as a collaboration between the Macallan Master Distiller Bob Dalgarno and the world renowned Master Perfumer Roja Dove.
The nose is a showcase for wood, though it is gentle and rounded and integrates well with both dark caramel and fresh fruit notes, particularly green apple and some citrus. With a medium oily body, on the palate, there was strong wood and vanilla. It shifts quickly from dry to sweet, with holiday flavours of honey, toffee, ginger and orange warming up the palate. The capstone which completed this composition is exemplified through refill sherry-seasoned oak casks bringing the bright, lively character of citrus fruits to this exceptional malt whisky. That information will be held by us in accordance with our although, in the case where you only give us your name and contact details in connection with a review, we will never use that information for any promotional or marketing purposes.
The actual stills are the same, and the whisky that runs through them are done as they always have been. They are both a reflection of the passion and quality that embodies the spirit of The Macallan as we celebrate our whisky heritage and enter an exciting new future. The use of smaller cask increases the contact between our whisky and the exceptional wood to intensify the sensory adventure. Chocolate and mint appear, then taper off into nutmegs and baking spices. In this first release, a taste journey begins with soft oak notes and evolves to deeper, richer flavors. But we could do with your support each month — think of it as buying us a dram.
A: An outstanding bottle of whiskey, but lacking that special something which makes for a true masterpiece. Like preceding releases, Edition No. People who know a thing or two about flavours. The finish is really long, leaving behind the wood notes and focusing on the fruitier side of the dram. On first whiff, the soft scents of vanilla, flowers Iris perhaps? The nose is nice but the palate and the finish are absolutely beautiful. It might just be the best in the Edition series so far.
I will say that this had the best fragrance of any Scotch I have tried. Lots of baked fruit bread and chocolate on this one, I guess all the quality sherry barrels went into this whisky instead of the Classic Cut! I've tried almost everything Macallan has made over the last 7 years including all of the 1824 series and maker edition that was sold in Costco. The next morning, we took a sip and we found it even more compelling than when we first poured it out of the bottle. Like many series The Hobbit movies springs to mind , the third instalment is always in the precarious position of failing to live up to the first two. . But perhaps, even Yoda was wrong. At the end, Macallan Edition 3 is an innovative but a one-dimensional expression.
The same can be said about the mastery of craftmanship seen in our extraordinary new distillery. It brings out the best in The Macallan, we think. The mastery behind the perfect cask selection reveals the outstanding flavor, aroma and character found in our whisky. Mild astringency, but nothing like Edition 1. They are excellent both peeled apart layer by layer, or as a harmonious whole. Yep, this is a very nice nose. Conclusions On the palate I felt this one was better without water, even just a small amount really sands it down to a disappointing experience.
Warm wood spices especially ginger. With the release of its newest member, we were both excited and somewhat anxious vicariously of course. Fillan — who held a close association with the church that stood in the grounds of The Macallan Estate until 1400. Really rich, lots of depth, but all sweet + bread-y. Based on 46 votes, the average rating for The Macallan Edition No.
If Glenfarclas made a Macallan Special Edition! We have spent time with this whisky on multiple occasions. The nose to me is not as tasty as the palate. Blood oranges on a woody finish. If all else fails, you can, of course, just. A light step down memory lane While drinking whisky is always a physical experience, for us it is also a mental and emotional one. It is expected that around 250. Citrusy notes, blending nicely with some flowery touches and apricots.