The Macallan has unveiled the 2022 iteration of its celebrated M Collection, celebrates the brand’s Six Pillars, the foundation stones for the making of every bottle of exceptional whisky.
The Six Pillars, named so because they underpin the quality and character of The Macallan’s whiskies, are: Natural Colour, Mastery, Curiously Small Spirit Stills, The Estate, Exceptional Oak Casks and Sherry Seasoning. Each of the ‘Pillars’ definining elements that come into play in the creation of each whisky released.
The first three expressions of the series are the 2022 editions of the previously released M and M Black and the brand-new M Copper.
The Macallan M 2022 Release is offered in a handcrafted Lalique crystal decanter. M reveals the distillery’s classic sherry seasoned, full-flavored character emitting notes of chocolate, rich dried fruit and spice. The rich, amber-hued whisky glitters from within a transparent decanter, chosen to reflect The Macallan’s commitment to only using the finest, 100% natural ingredients.
M Black represents The Macallan’s commitment to Mastery. Peated spirit from rare, black-ended casks has been matured in The Macallan’s signature sherry oak casks, creating a subtly smoky whisky. The handcrafted Lalique black crystal decanter reflects the peat smoke within the whisky. This subtly smoky expression shows a rich natural color of the golden sunrise.
M Copper pays homage to the Curiously Small Spirit Stills that remain key to crafting The Macallan’s spirit to this day. M Copper is housed within a copper-colored handcrafted Lalique crystal decanter. The liquid itself is the color of spun gold, with a buttery palette that bursts with fruitiness, with a hint of sweet maltiness.
As well as representing the Six Pillars in the liquid that they hold, each of the handmade crystal decanters acts as a visual representation, with six facets cut into each bottle. The decanters are encased in exquisite outer packaging also denoting the Six Pillars and sustainably sourced in Scotland.
To celebrate the release, The Macallan has also partnered with renowned fashion photographer Nick Knight, created a series of photography and film to unveil the exceptional decanters.
The Macallan M 2022 will retail at $6,750 (£5,000), The Macallan M Black 2022 will retail at $7,600 (£5,700) and The Macallan M Copper 2022 will retail at $8,500 (£6,250). Discover Opulent Club on Apple news.