A homage to The Macallan's natural colour...
The Macallan have unveiled its latest release, The Macallan Edition No. 5, in collaboration with Pantone Color Institute. Dubbed “The Macallan Edition Purple,” the Macallan Edition No. 5 celebrates The Macallan’s extensive natural colour spectrum and the intricate whisky making process.
The Creation of Whisky and Color As one of the only whiskies to use 100% natural color, The Macallan exceptional whiskies are characterized from their time spent in the very best casks; maturing, nurturing and developing unique flavors, aromas and hues.
To celebrate the whiskies' natural color and the release of Edition No. 5, The Macallan partnered with the world renowned color experts at the Pantone Color Institute to create The Macallan Edition Purple, a uniquely bold and complex shade; reflecting an enigmatic, multi-faceted and intricate combination of color.
Commenting on the collaboration, Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, said, "As the rainbow's most complex color, purple naturally felt like the ideal shade to highlight the equally complex process involved in The Macallan's whisky making. This new vibrant shade developed for Edition No. 5, brings to life the exquisite combination of distinctive natural hues found in this whisky."
Only American oak casks were handpicked for this single malt, primarily for their color, in order to deliver a whisky with a wonderfully full flavor. The result is a beautiful, sunlit barley color that is accompanied by an intriguingly intense flavor profile that hosts sweet notes of caramel and fresh fruit combined with oak spices.
The Macallan Edition No. 5 will be available in the U.S. market and select global markets starting this September for a suggested retail price of $120.