|Spirits Style||Single Malt|
A single malt of exquisite complexity and character. Part of The Macallan Decanter Series created to showcase the beautiful range of The Macallan’s natural color, M is born of a collaboration between three masters of their crafts to create a completely individual spirit. M is the iconic result of an unprecedented collaboration between three masters of their crafts who shared the same unique objective - to create the world's most sophisticated whisky contained in an exquisite, exclusively designed crystal decanter. A masterpiece of design, M is brought to conception by creative director and legendary designer Fabien Baron, brought to life by Lalique mastery of crystal and brought to purpose by The Macallan. Fashioned in the highest grade crystal, each hand crafted M decanter unites proven tradition with originality, drawing on over 150 years of Lalique mastery and dedication in its refinement and flawless clarity. Its six striking facets are Baron’s homage to The Macallan’s Six Pillars; reflecting our deep rooted heritage at the heart of the decanter's unique design ethos and the vibrant natural colour of the whisky itself. Drawing on some of the richest and rarest casks maturing at the distillery, this complex and intense whisky includes Macallan distilled in 1940. With a rich rosewood colour derived from the sherry seasoned Spanish oak casks that have nurtured this special whisky through its maturation process, M delivers a complexity and sumptuous intensity rarely experienced in a single malt.
Nose: Dried fruits ripen, then soften showing off velvet sateen. Vanilla accompanies green apple hand in hand, neither taking the lead. Ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon create an ensemble in the background, with polished oak offering to overstate, yet never does, but plays with a depth of resinous, juicy oranges.
Palate: The palate opens rich in wood spices, slowly showing all their viscosity. Wood smoke flits in and out.
Finish: The heavier raisin and sultana flavours take over, meandering to a long full finish.