Macallan has launched its Golden Age of Travel series back in 2015 as celebration of the first era of international travel by road, rail, sea and air. This series is a result of a partnership between Edrington-owned The Macallan and French glassware maker Lalique.
Calling back to an elegant period in time where the world opened up to new adventures, this fifth and final release from the exquisite Golden Age of Travel series brings our exploration of this fascinating period of history to a close.
The liquid is beautifully showcased in a handcrafted Lalique crystal decanter, and features an illustration of one of the most innovative developments of the era in the first civil air transportation machine. This era allowed the discovery of new and exotic places made possible through luxury travel.
Polly Logan, whisky maker at The Macallan, said: “The Macallan 1940 is an exceptional liquid that is testament to the golden age of travel, and the period of glamour and style it represents.
“The first reveal of the character of the whisky comes through the antique oak colour, and on the nose an atmospheric smoked oak with a richness of orange oil and dried fruits, exquisitely balanced with a beautifully light floral note of spring blossoms.
“Beyond this initial delight, smoked oak features on the palate with elements of opulent dark chocolate and orange, with just a hint of sweet ginger.
“The finish is long and lingering, like the memories of the passengers that travelled during this era, reliving the experience in all its glory.”
There are 48 decanters available exclusively in global travel retail and The Macallan Boutiques, with two additional decanters reserved for The Macallan and Lalique archives.