Hopefully over this christmas and New Years you found a chance to hang out and have good times with friends and loved ones. To celebrate these times The Macallan have crafted a unique single malt Scotch whisky for these unique golden moments.
The limited-edition whisky was created using a combination of The Macallan’s sherry seasoned European and American oak casks together with American ex-bourbon barrels.
On the nose is toasted oak, a creamy steamed rice and coconut milk pudding, citrus fruits, vanilla and oat biscuits.
Coming in the taste is a burst of effervescent citrus fruits – lemon and lime with sweet creamy vanilla and toasted coconut. It finishes with with sweet, toasted oak and vanilla.
As a flourish The Macallan collaborated with Chinese mixed-media artist Nini Sum to create a unique unboxing experience, making the gifting or opening experience something hopefully as unique as the whisky itself.
Jaume Ferras, Global Creative Director at The Macallan, said: “The collaboration with Nini Sum focuses on the idea of bringing something special back to your family when you return home: the coming together of old friends and family, with reflection on the past year, and hope for the coming one.
“ A Night on Earth – The Journey is a remarkable whisky which draws on inspiration from New Year. These complex flavours play an important role in this celebration, and an essential role in the flavour profile of this unique single malt.
Nini Sum commented: “The steam coming off hot food during the New Year dinner is one of the most vivid ‘home’ feelings I remember. I wanted to re-create that atmosphere, those precious moments of gathering and reunion under a bright moon bringing us all together.
“During this time of the year, people who work in big cities go through the world’s largest annual human migration to go back to their hometowns for that moment of reunion with their families and friends. When the fire is lit inside and paper lanterns hang from the roof, you know there is someone there waiting for you to come home so they can welcome you with a hot meal and a hug.”