Macallan Concept Number 1 / Art Single Malt Whisky

The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then, Macallan has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland - and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship.
The Macallan distillery was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. The original name of the area was “Maghellan”, taken from the Gaelic word “magh”, meaning fertile ground and “Ellan”, from the Monk St.Fillan - who held a close association with the church that stood in the grounds of The Macallan Estate until 1400. Farmers had been making whisky on their Speyside farms in the area for centuries, using their surplus barley during the quieter winter months.

The first in a series of annual releases, The Concept Series, launched by Macallan in 2018, celebrates the world’s visionaries by daring to disrupt the whisky making process.
Inspired by the world of surrealist Art, the box presents Macallan's six pillars reimagined through a surrealist lens. This was followed by Concept 2, Music, in 2019.
Created from whiskies matured first in sherry-seasoned oak casks and then for an equal time in ex-bourbon casks, this single malt is crafted to explore maturation more imaginatively.

    Nose:   Sweet butterscotch toffee, with almond, ginger spice and cinnamon. Hints of dried fruit, citrus and green banana.

    Taste:    Sweet orange and lemon citrus with soft oak spices, fresh fruit and ginger.

    Finish:    Medium sweet, dry with a lingering oak, citrus fruit and ginger finish.