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The Macallan Folio 6

27th January 2021
The Macallan Folio 6, the next instalment of the popular Archival Series which recollects legendary Macallan advertising campaigns.

The Macallan Folio 6

The Macallan Folio 6 is the latest instalment in The Macallan's 'Archival Series' which recollects the legendary advertising campaigns of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s that took The Macallan single malt whisky to a wider audience for the first time.

This 6th release in the extremely popular Macallan Archival Series celebrates a witty advert, which cleverly featured The Macallan Chairman as a Scotsman dancing the Highland fling over a pen and brush, the symbols of the advertising team of Holmes and Salaman.

The Macallan Chairman as a Scotsman dancing the Highland fling advert.At the time, The Macallan Chairman was Allan Shiach, who as a writer himself, was known to suggest the occasional idea to the brandís creative team. Naturally, the two admen tended to bridle a little at these suggestions from above Ė but of course when it was The Macallan Chairman they could hardly demur.

Brows were furrowed. Misgivings were muttered. But the admen stuck to the creative task, and ultimately chose to feature the Chairman himself in their response to the gauntlet he had thrown down. The resulting campaign remains one of the brandís most memorable, and to many, the most amusing.

Polly Logan, whisky maker at The Macallan, said: "Crafted to pay tribute to the playful sword-dancing chairman advert of the 1980s, Folio 6 is a captivating single malt whisky which truly reflects the iconic status of the artwork it celebrates.

"Offering a fruity nose of orange and poached pear, along with notes of vanilla and warming cinnamon and nutmeg spice, a lovely hint of rich milk chocolate develops before giving way to a long, ginger finish. With its warming flavours, Folio 6 offers a unique way to experience The Macallan and its world-famous advertising campaigns of days gone by."

Like previous releases in The Macallan Archival Series, The Macallan Folio 6 will no doubt be sought after by whisky connoisseurs, collectors and investors, it will be available in domestic markets and The Macallan's boutiques in Dubai DXB, London Heathrow and Taiwan Taoyuan airports from the first quarter of 2021. It has a RRP of £250 and comes with a booklet and a book-shaped tin.

You will find the current Macallan whisky range along with some increasingly rare and hard to find expressions available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt

The Macallan Folio 6 Review

Naturally coloured and bottled at 43% ABV.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Orange and ginger followed by poached pear and vanilla with cinnamon and nutmeg, fresh oak with a hint of chocolate.

Taste: Orange and sultana with ginger leading to soft milk chocolate.

Finish: Ginger warmth and long.

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