Colors are all around us. That’s why Macallan unveiled the fifth bottling in its Edition series, which celebrates the natural colour of the Speyside single malt. The brand collaborated with Pantone to create a new shade that celebrates the whisky’s 100 percent natural color.
While you might expect a whisky-inspired color to lean amber or golden to match the spirit, the two companies actually settled on an “intricate combination” of red and blue – purple – The Macallan Edition Purple, as it’s called—because it’s “the rainbow’s most complex color” and thus felt fitting to represent the complex whisky making process.
Edition No. 5’s actual color has been described as “sunlit barley,” which was created by the American oak casks the whisky was aged in.
When talking about notes, you can expect an aroma of “vanilla and toffee with notes of oak, nutmeg and ginger and lemon basil and pear;” the taste is considered to be fresh and sweet with notes of caramel and pear, which then transitions into a “toffee sweetness with light 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.