It’s only less than two months before Christmas, and if you’re looking to splurge on something for that very special someone, you can consider the S$7,240 Macallan M. A very, very special something for that very, very special someone.
Whisky enthusiasts may be familiar with The Macallan M, a special single malt conceived in a collaboration between The Macallan‘s whisky maker Bob Dalgarno, creative director and magazine editor Fabien Baron of Baron & Baron and housed in a beautifully crafted crystal decanter produced by famous French glass design house Lalique. Released in 2013 with just 1,750 bottles available, each decanter is uniquely numbered making the Macallan M’s spirit brim with individuality and personality.
The 44.7% ABV Macallan M draws on the classic flavours favoured by the whisky house, combining notes of dried fruits, spices, orange citrus and wood that comes from aging in Spanish oak casks for a rich, mature and complex expression.
“The coming together of three such masters has resulted in a truly beautiful creation, which specifically showcases the vital influence of The Macallan’s exceptional sherry seasoned oak casks and the craft of the Whisky Maker. The natural colour of M is stunning. A single malt of the most exquisite complexity and character, M will set a new standard in the world of decanters to become the iconic representation of The Macallan,” David Cox, Director of Fine and Rare whiskies at The Macallan said during its launch last year.
The Macallan M will make someone you know very, very happy for Christmas… and you *still* have some time to start saving for it.
official tasting notes: MACALLAN M
nose Dried fruits ripen, then soften showing off velvet sateen. Vanilla accompanies green apple hand in hand, neither taking the lead. Ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon create an ensemble in the background, with polished oak offering to overstate, yet never does, but plays with a depth of resinous, juicy oranges.
palate The palate opens rich in wood spices, slowly showing all their viscosity. Wood smoke flits in and out.
finish The heavier raisin and sultana flavours take over, meandering to a long full finish.