Distiller: Macallan. Region: Highlands. ABV: 48.2%. No age statement. Price: $80-100.
I think I’ve got a new favorite Macallan. Got an overdue taste of the excellent Edition No. 2 with my friends at Jay’s Bar recently. I’d heard raves about this no-age-statement release from Mark good folks at Scotch ‘n’ Sniff and Malt Review. Now I know why.
The Edition No. 2 is a collaboration between Macallan Whisky Maker Bob Dalgamo and Catalonia’s legendary El Cellar de Can Roca restaurant. In terms of profile, it’s square in Macallan’s sweet spot: dense sherried goodness balanced by just the right amount of darker, drier tannic notes.
On the nose there’s blood orange, marzipan, marshmallow, sweet old oak, and a whisper of mint. The palate adds sponge cake, toasted coconut macaroons, candied ginger, and fig. Full body. The finish has clove-studded Christmas orange with musty grapevine and more sweet oak.
BIG success, this one. Looking forward to adding a bottle to my collection–and trying it alongside the Edition 1.
Slàinte, whisky friends! – BO