Luxury single malt whisky brand, The Macallan will be launching three new expressions within its new 1824 Series this October; Amber, Sienna and Ruby.
The latest expressions showcase two of the brand’s greatest strengths; oak sherry casks and natural colour – both of which are synonymous with the brands signature style.
The expressions have been created by Macallan’s whisky maker, Bob Dalgarno who identified the natural colour that formed during maturation in different cask types. Each of the expressions, Amber, Sienna and Ruby are named after the actual colour of the whiskies in the range and also describe the naturally occurring minerals and metals.
This innovative approach is the first to derive the final character from the natural colours drawn into whisky from the oak sherry casks over the years of maturation. The process allowed Dalgarno to assess the broadest range of casks and deliver an unrivalled range of natural colours.
The casks chosen exhibited a graduation of colour from light to dark, with the wood character defining each expression’s flavour.
“The Macallan world of colour is the true inspiration of the 1824 Series,” said Dalgarno.
“Using colour to drive and define a whisky differs dramatically from the conventional age approach, allowing us to explore different casks and take a more flexible approach to our stock. We have been able to work creatively with the full range of matured stock available, rather than working to a pre-determined character based on age. For me, the key thought in this range is that great single malt doesn’t need to be 30 years old to taste like a 30 year old.”
The Macallan is distributed through Beam Global Australia, and will be available in nationally from November.