The third release in The Macallan’s wood-focused Edition series is result of collaboration between master whisky maker Bob Dalgarno and one of the most respected ‘noses’ in the perfume industry Roja Dove. Together they embarked on a sensory journey of discovery as Roja imparted his remarkable knowledge of aroma to inspire the selection of distinctive oak casks.
Aroma is an integral part of the whisky tasting experience, which is why Macallan Edition No. 3 so exciting.
Roja pinned down the flavour profile for Edition No. 3 by using the same formula he would for a perfume: pinpointing complementary aromas, and balancing these with a “counterpoint” note. A blend of six cask types, this whisky has the complex aromas of a fine fragrance, with notes of flowers, vanilla ice cream and orange oil leading into chocolate and burnished oak.
The vanilla continues on the tongue, intermingled with sweet fruit, rich fruit cake and light resin.
Around 250,000 bottles of the Macallan Edition No.3 are manufactured, each of which retails for approximately $95.