NEW YORK, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Macallan, the world's ultimate luxury spirit, today announced the completion of The 1824 Masters Series featuring four stunning decanters, just in time for National Scotch Day (July 27).
In honor of the holiday, the range, which previously featured Rare Cask (43% ABV, RRP $300) and M (44.7% ABV, RRP $5,000) in the United States, will now be joined by Reflexion (43% ABV, RRP $1,400) and No. 6 (43% ABV, RRP $4,000), all of which contain some of the finest single malt whiskies released by the distillery. These striking decanters, each one magnificent in status and appearance, carry whisky connoisseurs through the range starting with Rare to the crescendo of M, the halo of the entire series and the world's most valuable whisky.
The Macallan 1824 Masters Series is an exclusive luxury range within The Macallan portfolio that charts a path through the supreme quality of The Macallan's unique sherry casks, increasing in scarcity and rarity through each expression. All of the whiskies in the range are painstakingly hand selected by The Macallan's Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno. First-fill, 100% sherry-seasoned casks showcase the beautiful spectrum of the 100% natural color in The Macallan, bringing to life the interaction of the peerless spirit and exceptional oak casks.
Named to commemorate the year The Macallan was established, the 1824 Masters Series celebrates whiskies that are increasingly darker and richer in flavor as one progresses up through the range. With each expression, the whisky complexity increases, as does its hue of natural color, as well as the intricacy of the decanter. The desire to celebrate the peerless spirit and the whiskies' natural colors is evident in the exquisite style of each decanter, custom designed to better display each individual hue. Inspiration is also taken from The Macallan's iconic triangle with light-reflecting angular facets and asymmetrical influences.
Raul Gonzalez, VP of The Macallan (Edrington Americas), says: "The 1824 Masters Series has been an extremely exciting ongoing development for The Macallan. The stunning designs and overall imprint of this collection are not only worthy of some of our most complex and precious single malt whiskies but, they celebrate the very foundations that make The Macallan so special – our glorious range of natural color and the outstanding quality of our sherry casks."
The Macallan's Master of Wood, Stuart MacPherson, notes: "Wood sits at the very heart of what we do at The Macallan and this range further demonstrates the vital role of our casks in the production of these superb whiskies. Our commitment to sherry seasoned oak casks is unquestionable and the 1824 Masters Series showcases The Macallan at its very best. "
ABOUT THE MACALLAN
Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then it has built a reputation for quality as one of the world's leading single malt whiskies.
The story of The Macallan is built on the Six Pillars, each influencing the whisky in its own distinct way. From the Spiritual Home of Easter Elchies House; to the Curiously Small Stills giving a full-bodied richness to the new make spirit; to the Finest Cut representing the best part of the distillation; to the Exceptional Oak Casks which account for up to 80% of the final flavor of the whisky; to the 100% Natural Color and finally the Peerless Spirit, The Macallan itself. Wood sits at the heart of The Macallan, and the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland, together with true mastery, set it apart from the rest.
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SOURCE The Macallan