New Limited Edition Macallan Distil Your World London Whisky
Macallan is one of the most respected and coveted single malt whiskies in the entire world. The term Macallan is thought to have derived from the two Gaelic words, ‘Magh’, and ‘Ellan’, meaning ‘fertile ground’ and ‘of St Fillan’ respectively – St Fillan is thought to be an Irish monk that spread the Christian word throughout Scotland in the 8th Century. The Macallan distillery is located in Craigellachie, Moray. Macallan whiskies are a rich, full and fruity delicacy.
The first global release in Macallan's Distil Your World series, made in collaboration with the Roca brothers – founders of El Cellar de Can Roca, twice named Best Restaurant in the World! The whisky looks to explore the character of England's capital city, London, through a sensorial journey through one of the world’s greatest capital cities. Distil Your World: The London Edition embodies London’s special charisma, and captures the people, experiences, colours and history that ultimately define the city.
During their adventure, Steven Bremner, The Macallan Whisky Maker, and Joan, Josep, and Jordi Roca spent time with London craftspeople, creators, and committed leaders who add to its vibrancy; they immersed themselves by discovering emblematic buildings and going behind the scenes to uncover the unique flavors and scents that define London and unearthing its community spirit.
“The places we visited, the people we met, all that now takes shape in this whisky – our own distillation of the London essence,” said Josep Roca. “There is part of umami, the subtle touch of curry, orange, vanilla, and raisin. There are some special notes that are really rare to find”.
Like the London soul, single malt whisky at 57.5% ABV with notes of orange caramel, curry spice, wood, and Earl Grey tea (rare to find in The Macallan single malts), give off distinctive flavors with a long, smooth finish. The aromas of Nutmeg, lemongrass, kaffir lime, and polished oak are pleasant, with a nod to the slightly salty, umami sensations.
The London edition box featuring a triangular engraving design to represent the map of London and red detailing inspired by the city’s red bricks. Alongside the exceptional whisky contains a luxurious book capturing the different inspirations behind this single malt, alongside rich London photography, which combined, form a picture of London as created by Steven Bremner and the Roca brothers.
Limited to 2,000 bottles worldwide, Distil Your World: The London Edition has an RRSP of £2,630 and will be available globally from November 2020, including in Harrods, The Macallan Boutique in London Heathrow and The Macallan Estate Boutique.