The Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Size750mL Proof87.4 (43.7% ABV) *Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
The Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition is the seventh edition of this special release. The images are art, and so is the Macallan Magnum Edition. A marriage of eight exotic Macallan casks.
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About The Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition is the seventh limited edition release in the Masters of Photography series, celebrating the opening of the new Macallan distillery and visitor experience... For each release, Macallan partners with some of the greatest photographers working today. A special Macallan is created to accompany limited edition prints of photos taken by the celebrity artists in a handsome volume. This year’s release include images captured by six photo artists from the Magnum Photos cooperative of the new Macallan Distillery and visitor center, taken by world renowned Magnum photographers - Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Alec Soth.

But this is not "just" a pretty box with photos. The single malt in this edition is a combination of eight rare Macallan casks — including unique seasons casks, an ex-wine barrel, an ex-bourbon barrel, and some classic sherry casks of various ages and proofs. The result is smooth and complex inspiring a desire to savor slowly.

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About The Macallan

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 sowed the fields surrounding the rented home with barley and 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 slow winter days, 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 harvest, the barley is malted and 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 sulfur. 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. Following distillation, The Macallan distillers remove the heads and tails of the whisky and collect approximately 16% of the spirit to fill into casks for maturation. This "cut," which is among the highest of any Scottish distillery, results in a more full-bodied and richer whisky.

About Scotch

Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)

Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.

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The aromas are delicate and filled with ginger, wood, fortunella, and caramel apple. On the tongue you’ll fine rich butterscotch, candied fruits, shortbread, and pecan with a medium finish.
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