The Macallan has unveiled Edition No. 3—a dynamic and highly original collaboration between The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno, and Master Perfumer Roja Dove in a sensory journey of discovery that through its aroma heightens all the senses. This limited-edition whisky is the third release in the innovative annual series.
Like preceding releases, transparency prevails in Edition No. 3, revealing the specific role of oak casks in the creation of The Macallan. Each cask imparts its own influence to the whisky, building character and depth resulting in a multi-sensory experience of taste and aroma.
Sharing about his collaboration with The Macallan, Roja Dove said: “On the surface it would seem that Bob and I came from disparate worlds; however, it soon became obvious that we shared much in common. The inevitable culmination of this collaboration was the creation of The Macallan Edition No. 3.”
Roja continued: “We have worked together to master the balance of taste and aroma, resulting in an incredibly flavoursome, fresh and citrus whisky with enveloping sweetness. Edition No. 3 is an exceptional example of the whisky maker’s art, where Bob has interpreted my thoughts so accurately, when combined with the extraordinary power of scent.”
Crafted from a combination of European and American oak casks, Edition No. 3 balances a heavier base derived from Tevasa casks, reflective of The Macallan’s character, with the fresh-cut oak and citrus of Hudosa casks, vanilla ice cream, the sweet, crisp green apple flavours of bourbon casks, and the dry, floral and vanilla notes from European and American oak refill casks.
With an ABV of 48.3 per cent, Edition No. 3 is a sensory journey of flavour and aroma intimately entwined. Presenting a sweet and fruity character, it is an alluring whisky that challenges expectations and reflects the artistic genius of the collaborators who united to curate this distinctive single malt.
Edition No. 3 will be available in Indonesia around May 2018 at selected premium outlets.