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The Macallan Scotch Single Malt Edition No. 3 750ml

The Macallan Scotch Single Malt Edition No. 3 750ml 30514

$159.93 (unless otherwise stated in the description, price is per bottle)

The Macallan Edition No. 3 is the latest release in this innovative annual Series. Like preceding releases, Edition No. 3 is an exploration into our approach to whisky making, exposing the detail of its creation, and offering true transparency. Inspiration and innovation lie at the heart of The Macallan and nowhere is this more evident than with the Edition Series. To make Edition No. 3 we called on Master Perfumer Roja Dove to provide his remarkable sensory knowledge and experience to describe distinctive aromas in particular oak casks. When we experience and enjoy whisky, flavor and aroma are intimately entwined. The power of aroma is unquestionable and it is this power which makes the approach to Edition No. 3 truly mesmerizing. Roja brought his skill to the distillery, nosing a range of whisky samples and providing his thoughts and interpretation of the character and aromas he encountered. Subsequently our Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno utilized Roja?s articulation of aromas to select dominant notes to help shape the final character of Edition No. 3. Drawn from a combination of European and American oak casks, Edition No. 3 presents a sweet and fruity character. It balances a heavier base reflective of The Macallan, with notes of citrus, vanilla, florals and fresh cut oak.

Wine maker notes
The Six Pillars are the foundation stones for the fame and character of The Macallan. They encompass the strong sense of place at the heart of the distillery and the estate, together with our long experience of distilling and maturing a single malt whisky. Built in 1700 from locally quarried sandstone for Captain John Grant, our Spiritual Home, Easter Elchies House, is a fine example of a Highland manor house. The 390-acre Macallan Estate lies in an area of natural beauty and is farmed sensitively, in harmony with the environment. The Macallan?s Curiously Small Stills are amongst the smallest on Speyside. Their unique size and shape give the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the ?new make? spirit and provide the rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours characteristic of The Macallan. There are fourteen of these spirit stills, crafted from copper, each holding an initial ?charge? of 3,900 litres. These stills are so famous that they have appeared on the back of a Bank of Scotland ?10 banknote! We carefully select the finest quality spirit from our stills to ensure we create the best single malt whisky. This finest cut ensures we produce our signature viscous mouth-feel and fruity aroma and flavour. This small portion, or ?cut? is incredibly selective and one of the finest in the industry. It is primarily responsible for the full-bodied richness of The Macallan new make spirit. This clear colourless spirit is selected at just under 70% alcohol by volume. Distinctly robust and characterful this ?new make? spirit is the starting point for all Macallan. The Macallan?s oak casks are the single greatest contributor to the outstanding quality, natural colors and distinctive aromas and flavors of The Macallan. In fact 80% of the flavor of a whisky is derived from the cask it is matured in. Because of this, The Macallan spends more per cask than any other distillery in sourcing, crafting, seasoning and caring for its casks. Spanish sherry seasoned oak casks deliver flavors and aromas of chocolate orange, dried fruits and spices; American sherry seasoned oak casks primarily provide sweet citrus, light spice, vanilla and light oak flavors and aromas; American bourbon seasoned oak barrels give flavors and aromas of sweet citrus, coconut and oak. The rich range of colors in The Macallan whiskies is drawn only from the wood of our exceptional oak casks All color in The Macallan whiskies, bottled by the distillery, is natural. Only the interaction of the ?new make? spirit with the oak of the maturation casks delivers the rich and natural diversity of color throughout the range, from light oak through to darkest mahogany. These natural colors remain ?fixed?, as opposed to artificial colour which fades relatively quickly in bright sunlight. Great skill is required by the Whisky Maker to achieve consistency of natural colour from bottling to bottling. From place and production, to people and passion. The Macallan is the result of such defining mastery and intricacy, it is unmatched; peerless in each and every way.

Producer
The Six Pillars are the foundation stones for the fame and character of The Macallan. They encompass the strong sense of place at the heart of the distillery and the estate, together with our long experience of distilling and maturing a single malt whisky. Built in 1700 from locally quarried sandstone for Captain John Grant, our Spiritual Home, Easter Elchies House, is a fine example of a Highland manor house. The 390-acre Macallan Estate lies in an area of natural beauty and is farmed sensitively, in harmony with the environment. The Macallan?s Curiously Small Stills are amongst the smallest on Speyside. Their unique size and shape give the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the ?new make? spirit and provide the rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours characteristic of The Macallan. There are fourteen of these spirit stills, crafted from copper, each holding an initial ?charge? of 3,900 litres. These stills are so famous that they have appeared on the back of a Bank of Scotland ?10 banknote! We carefully select the finest quality spirit from our stills to ensure we create the best single malt whisky. This finest cut ensures we produce our signature viscous mouth-feel and fruity aroma and flavour. This small portion, or ?cut? is incredibly selective and one of the finest in the industry. It is primarily responsible for the full-bodied richness of The Macallan new make spirit. This clear colourless spirit is selected at just under 70% alcohol by volume. Distinctly robust and characterful this ?new make? spirit is the starting point for all Macallan. The Macallan?s oak casks are the single greatest contributor to the outstanding quality, natural colors and distinctive aromas and flavors of The Macallan. In fact 80% of the flavor of a whisky is derived from the cask it is matured in. Because of this, The Macallan spends more per cask than any other distillery in sourcing, crafting, seasoning and caring for its casks. Spanish sherry seasoned oak casks deliver flavors and aromas of chocolate orange, dried fruits and spices; American sherry seasoned oak casks primarily provide sweet citrus, light spice, vanilla and light oak flavors and aromas; American bourbon seasoned oak barrels give flavors and aromas of sweet citrus, coconut and oak. The rich range of colors in The Macallan whiskies is drawn only from the wood of our exceptional oak casks All color in The Macallan whiskies, bottled by the distillery, is natural. Only the interaction of the ?new make? spirit with the oak of the maturation casks delivers the rich and natural diversity of color throughout the range, from light oak through to darkest mahogany. These natural colors remain ?fixed?, as opposed to artificial colour which fades relatively quickly in bright sunlight. Great skill is required by the Whisky Maker to achieve consistency of natural colour from bottling to bottling. From place and production, to people and passion. The Macallan is the result of such defining mastery and intricacy, it is unmatched; peerless in each and every way.

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