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THE MACALLAN EDITION NO.3

THE MACALLAN EDITION NO.3

INTRODUCING: THE MACALLAN EDITION NO.3

A collaboration on aroma and sensory experience of masters:
THE MACALLAN MASTER WHISKY MAKER, BOB DALGARNO AND MASTER PERFUMER, ROJA DOVE

“Edition No.3 is absolutely lovely. I adore the work Bob has done interpreting my thoughts and being able to capture them in such an astonishingly delicious whisky”
Master Perfumer, Roja Dove

THE MACALLAN 麥卡倫Edition No.3
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THE STORY OF EDITION NO.3 …

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 showcasing the absolute skill of our Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno

With Edition No.3, as with previous Editions, it is transparency which prevails as we reveal 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 and resulting in a multi-sensory experience of taste and aroma

The Macallan Edition Nº3 is the result of a collaboration between our Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno and Roja Dove, one of the world’s most innovative and respected perfumers

This limited edition whisky has been shaped not only by the use of exceptional oak casks, which are the single greatest contributor to the outstanding quality, natural colours and distinctive aromas and flavours of The Macallan, but also by the sensory and aroma adventure of the collaborator

CASKS USED IN EDITION NO.3 & INFLUENCE

THE JOURNEY OF EDITION NO.3

The power of aroma is unquestionable. From defining life experiences to the recall of special memories, the sense of smell is as individual as a finger print and has the ability to evoke the most precious, rewarding and distinctive experiences in life. It is this power which makes the approach to Edition No.3 truly mesmerizing. When we experience and enjoy whisky, flavour and aroma are intimately entwined

Rojabrought his unique skill to the creative process, nosing a range of whisky samples and providing his thoughts and interpretation of the character and aromas he encountered. Subsequently our Master Whisky Maker utilised Roja’sarticulation of aromas to select dominant notes to help shape the final character of Edition No.3. Then to conclude, Rojaonce again sampled and nosed the whisky of each cask selected to assist in defining the narrative around the character and flavour notes of the final whisky. Bringing flair to the inherent storytelling behind Edition No.3

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Barley Gold

Strength: 48.3 % ABV

Nose: Reminiscent of a fine fragrance, the nose leads with vanilla ice cream, fresh cut oak and delicate florals. Orange oil provides subtle grandeur while ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg flit in and out in various guises. Vanilla imparts sweetness, leading citrus fruits forward then allowing chocolate to show. Burnished oak delivers a soft ending

Palate: A sensory journey of flavour and aroma intimately entwined, the palate is sweet fruit and vanilla and rich fruit cake with suggestions of apricot, pear and crisp green apple. Hints of ginger and cinnamon are balanced with a light resinous oak finale

Finish: The finish is long, sweet and fruity, leaving a lasting impression on the senses

TASTING NOTES