The Macallan M Black Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A rare peated single malt from The Macallan delivered in a handcrafted, black cut crystal decanter from Lalique. The Macallan M Black is a sight to behold and a taste to experience and savor.
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Situated on a ridge above the banks of the River Spey, the Easter Elchies House has been the spiritual home of The Macallan for over three centuries. In 1820, Alexander Reid began renting the home from Sir Lewis Grant of Grant. Reid was a farmer, and soon after he sowed the fields surrounding the home with barley, Reid established the first licensed distillery on the estate, which he named Macallan after an ancient church that had been destroyed by fire during the 15th century. In the winter — when there was little activity on the farm — Reid would ferment and distill his excess grains into whisky, which was often drunk straight from the still or sold to travelers passing through the town.

Today, The Macallan Estate encompasses 370 acres, 95 of which are devoted to the production of the Macallan Estate's Minstrel barley (a single acre produces about 2.5 tons of barley each year, enough to yield 1,800 bottles of The Macallan). In addition, the distillery contracts with farmers to purchase barley that is low in nitrogen and high in starch, resulting in a rich and oily whisky.

After the barley is harvested in late August and early September, it is malted before being mashed in one of The Macallan's two mash tuns, a process that takes between four and eight hours. Then, the barley is fermented with a specially cultured yeast before being distilled twice through The Macallan's copper-pot stills. The copper comprising the stills acts as a catalyst, and enhances the formation of sweet esters while minimizing impurities such as sulphur. In addition, the curiously small stills — some of "the smallest stills within the Scotch whisky industry," according to production manager Alexander Tweedie — produce a whisky with a heavy, oily flavor.

With exacting processes, long-perfected techniques and a perfect balance of innovation and heritage, The Macallan M Black celebrates the union of the mastery of crystal and whisky making inside and out. An unexpected color and geometric form challenge all perceptions of traditional decanter design and perfectly offset the peaty notes of this unique and complex single malt.

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Proof 90 (45% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name The Macallan Distillery
Size 750mL
The nose brings classic The Macallan notes of fig, sweet butter, orange zest, and apple, but adds a whiff of smoke. The palate builds on that base, with notes of vanilla, toffee, and cream with a dark, full, and lightly smoky finish.
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