Last month, Toast The Macallan
debuted in Malaysia at Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur. It was held as a pop-up
exhibition-style event for 6 consecutive days from 26th September to 1st
October 2016 and we attended one of the sessions!
Toast The Macallan was organized
for individuals who are brassy and keen to learn about the esteemed single malt
whisky. With the elegant ambience and the presence of The Macallan Brand
Trainer, Keith Nair and Brand Advocate, Randall Tan, it was indeed a
prestigious experience like never before.
Prior to the tasting session, we
were given a walk-through and education brief conducted in interesting manner. It
gave us an insight to the various ingredients of The Macallan Single Malt.
Founded in 1824, The Macallan has
seen an increased interest in single malt scotch whisky across Asia. With the increased
number of affluent individuals and the appreciated lifestyle, Malaysia is
becoming one of the key countries in Asia to see a significant preference for
During the event, The Macallan
unveiled its newest series – The Trilogy which consists of The Macallan Fine
Oak 12 Years Old, The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old and its latest
expression, The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old.
THE MACALLAN 12 YEARS OLD FINE OAK
This contemporary-styled Fine Oak
with its elegant gold straw colour is no stranger to The Macallan enthusiasts
out there. It has a diverse character from maturation in 3 different cask types
and is well-rounded thanks to the European and American Oaks, with a lighter
creaminess owing to the bourbon-seasoned American Oak influence. Its delicate
yet complex characteristics define the very essence of simplicity with its
SHERRY OAK 12 YEARS OLD
Being the classic of The Macallan
series, this quintessential sherry oak experience is matured exclusively in
sherry seasoned European and American oak casks with a dominant European style,
thanks to the proportion of Spanish sherry oak influence.
It has matured character and a
lingering finish that is definitely a favourite amongst whisky connoisseurs for
its assurance of quality that gives that rich and intense single malt whisky
Its classic and formal and most
all, the Sherry Oak will be a perfect gift this coming season.
THE MACALLAN DOUBLE CASK 12 YEARS OLD
Two worlds unite to create The Macallan’s
distinctive new balanced and honeyed Double Cask bottle. The Macallan’s steady
dedication to exceptional wood management defines every aspect of its whisky
creation and the launch of the new The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old is a
further testament to this.
The Macallan Double Cask is the
perfect balance of 100% sherry-seasoned European and American Oak, a marriage
of 2 wood types. It’s a blend of single malt which showcases a true balance of
character which results in a fully rounded and distinctive flavour.
By combining wood influences, it is
able to produce a new variant which balances perfectly between the Sherry Oak
and Fine Oak range. This new expression, with its modern and classy look, is
certainly a desirable whisky to be savoured.