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AB53Coo
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject: Macallan edition 5 ballot Reply with quote

Anyone bother with this.l? A whisky where they have "focused on the colour" Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a novel idea why didnt i think of that before focus on colour dont worry about the whisky
Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The good thing about this ballot is that everyone who enters wins!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overpriced colour I suspect. Whats the price on this? Not a big Macallan fan here, but guess they need to pay for their new surroundings.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's even Americanized as color on the bottle not a word about the actual whisky*
* Or is it whiskey
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William had posted a piece on the Macallan Edition No 5 in the Whisky News section earlier this week, it does have some info on how the purple packaging came about, a tasting note and it does spell colour with a letter "U" so I can only guess the image you have seen was the US version of the packaging.

You can read it here:

http://www.scotchmaltwhisky.co.uk/macallaneditionno5.htm
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havaska
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just looked at the image on the link you posted.

On the front of the bottle it says "This Limited Edition whisky celebrates The Macallan's spectrum of natural colour which has inspired the world renowned Panatone color institute..."

So two different spellings of colour in the same sentence. Very poor.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It says "Panatone color institute" because that is the name of the US based company/institute and they wouldn't alter the spelling even on the UK packaging but they do use the spelling "colour" on the UK packaging.. Personally I am not that bothered about the packaging one way or another I am more interested in the whisky and the Macallan Edition series has been good so far IMO
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im going to buy atleast 2, 1 to drink and one to the collection.

Not very impressed about the colour... but i might be wrong
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Drame Blanche
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean, if even this doesn't put one off Macallan, nothing will.

I honestly wonder why anyone on the planet would ever buy this, aside from completing a collection (which is something I'll never get, but at least I can understand the rationale).

Pantone, by the way.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avoiding like the plague. Why focus on colour over flavour? Madness. Also a cynical ballot designed to create hype when the run is probably 100k bottles plus, at least. It's sad what Macallan are becoming now. Pumping out mediocre NAS whisky under the guise of being limited to create hype.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blackcipher wrote:
Avoiding like the plague. Why focus on colour over flavour? Madness. Also a cynical ballot designed to create hype when the run is probably 100k bottles plus, at least. It's sad what Macallan are becoming now. Pumping out mediocre NAS whisky under the guise of being limited to create hype.


Macallan has been trading on its old heritage for 15 - 20 years so the decline in quality/standard is not new, it is the marketing * that has plumbed new depths in the last 3 years or so?
Everyone probably knows how great old Macallan can be but even then it is over hyped in some quarters but you can`t deny that some of the older bottlings are excellent, Macallan have been exploiting this past pedigree for a long time and what they pump out now, even the high end stuff is found wanting compared to the yesteryear stuff, its all in the provenance, no matter how old that is when you have stuff to flog.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind of hoping for a macallan price implosion. Used to enjoy the 18 sherry oak but at today's prices it offers no value anymore. My father and I would enjoy a bottle of 18 over the festive period every year. Three years ago we decided there was far better value out there. Had a Glendronach 18 last year. Looking at a glenfarclas 25 this year.
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