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The Macallan Edition No. 5

17th September 2019
The Macallan Edition No. 5, inspiration for its bold purple colour comes from the casks which were combined to create the naturally coloured whisky.

The Macallan Edition No. 5The Macallan has released the next instalment in its popular Edition series, The Macallan Edition No. 5, a no-age statement single malt whisky which has been matured in American oak casks and has been bottled at 48.5% ABV.

The limited edition 100% naturally coloured single malt is said to celebrate The Macallan's spectrum of natural colour and to help celebrate the whiskies' natural colour and the release of Edition No. 5, The Macallan has partnered with the world renowned colour experts at the Pantone Color Institute to create The Macallan Edition Purple, a uniquely bold and complex shade; reflecting an enigmatic, multi-faceted and intricate combination of colour.

The Macallan Edition No. 5 has been created with a combination of American oak casks and it is from these casks which the Pantone Color Institute took inspiration for the new purple colour for Edition No. 5:
  • 1st Fill Bourbon Barrels - Colour Pantone 7563 C
  • 2nd Fill Refill Hogsheads/Butts - Colour Pantone 7564 C
  • 1st Fill Tevasa Hogsheads/Butts - Colour Pantone 7569 C
  • 1st Fill Vasyma Butts - Colour Pantone 7565 C

The Macallan Edition No. 5 has a RRP of 92 and will be available from the Macallan distillery, travel retail and and I would think specialist online whisky retailers at some point, such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt

The Macallan Edition N0. 5 Review

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Vanilla and toffee with notes of oak, nutmeg and ginger and lemon basil and pear.

Taste: Fresh and sweet with caramel moving into poached peaches and ripe pear. Quickly followed by a toffee sweetness with light oak spices in the form of nutmeg and hints of ginger in the background.

Finish: Long and sweet.

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