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The Macallan Concept No. 3

23rd June 2021
Introducing The Macallan Concept No. 3 the third and final bottling in the travel retail series

The Macallan Concept No. 3Probably one year later than Macallan whisky fans expected to see it released due to the Covid pandemic, The Macallan Concept No. 3, the third and final expression in the Macallan Concept series, it is set to hit the shelves of selected key airports globally and The Macallan Airport Boutiques with a price tag of US $150 per 70cl bottle.

The Macallan Concept No. 3 was matured in a combination of American ex-Sherry casks, European oak and selected refill oak casks before being bottled at 40.8% ABV.

The final release in the series brings together the artistry and expertise of whisky making with the bold visual creativity of graphic design.

The artistic graphic design adorning the bottle label and box of Concept No. 3 is the work of graphic designer David Carson who visited The Macallanís beautiful 485-acre Speyside Estate in Speyside in Scotland, where he spent time with The Macallan Whisky Maker Polly Logan.

During his visit they discovered that a remarkable number of similarities define their approach to their respective crafts. Both are driven to revisit and evolve their work, which enables them to create greater depth by ensuring every element has a distinct purpose.

Polly recounts: "Our encounter at the distillery inspired me to create this light, warm, welcoming whisky just like David himself. A bright and fresh whisky, a little unexpected for The Macallan, with a hue which conveys the vibrancy and lightness found within. The colour, California Gold, a light warm yellow, reflects Davidís years on the US West Coast."

If you have no plans to travel in the near future, which I am sure not many people do in these strange times then you will find the current Macallan whisky range as well as a few special limited releases from the past available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt from 27th May 2021.

The Macallan Concept No. 3 Review

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Sweet fresh pear and apricot, gentle oak spice Ė cinnamon and ginger. Vanilla with sweet citrus.

Taste: Warming oak spice, apple, pear, vanilla with a delicate herbal influence. Full creamy mouthfeel like a pasteis de nata.

Finish: Medium sweet with pastry.

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