The Macallan unveils first limited edition festive whisky

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Extraordinary single malt whisky makers The Macallan, have launched their first limited edition whisky and it’s perfect for the festive season. The Macallan’s ‘A Night On Earth In Scotland’ single malt whisky, tells the story of Scotland’s world famous Hogmanay (AKA New Years Eve) festivities and embodies the joy of sharing special occasions with loved ones.

For their first annual limited edition gifting series, A Night On Earth In Scotland, The Macallan has collaborated with acclaimed Japanese-French illustrator Erica Dorn, whose artwork has featured in leading director Wes Anderson’s films and across luxury brands globally, to create a bottle and packaging worthy of any collector. Presented as part of innovative multi-layered packaging that provides an exceptional unboxing experience, Erica Dorn’s playful abstract illustrations are inspired by the colours and rituals of New Year celebrations around the world, as well as distinctive customs of Scotland’s Hogmanay, including the tradition of first footing when it is good luck for a dark haired visitor to be the first person to enter your home after midnight, bearing symbolic gifts.

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The Macallan Lead Whisky Maker, Sarah Burgess, reveals they also drew on fond family memories of Hogmanay to create a rich, evocative single malt. She says:  “Crafting A Night On Earth In Scotland has been an extremely personal experience for me, which took me back to growing up in our family home in Speyside, just across the river from The Macallan Estate. The whisky’s vanilla sweetness references the rich Scottish shortbread traditionally gifted

and eaten at Hogmanay, while notes of dried orange and spice recall the flavours and aromas

that filled our house through the festive season. Encapsulating the hopes and dreams of Hogmanay celebrations past, present and future, It Also conveys the unwavering human desire to spend special times with loved ones.”

The special single malt was created from a selection of The Macallan’s sherry seasoned American and European oak casks, along with American ex-bourbon barrels to deliver its rich, sweet shortbread like character with aromas of vanilla, butter rich, baked apple, baking biscuits, plum and almond. The finish is a a soft, velvety mouthfeel boasting vanilla, lightly toasted marshmallow, dried oranges, fig, cinnamon, sweet butterscotch and freshly baked biscuits it showcases the skill of the whisky maker, and The Macallan’s commitment to craftsmanship and uncompromised excellence.