The Macallan Edition No. 4 release date has officially been announced. From July 2018, you will be able to enjoy the unique, innovative flavours the fourth release in Macallan’s iconic Edition Series has to offer. The Macallan Edition Series is the creation of Bob Dalgarno, Macallan’s Master Distiller, who each year hand-picks a unique selection of casks to present as a special range of limited edition whiskies.
The Edition Series: A Brief Outline
Starting with the release of Edition No. 1 in 2015, the Edition Series was designed to showcase the distillery’s strong focus on the flavour created by their oak casks. Edition No. 1 merged whisky matured in eight different European and American oak casks to create a gorgeous flavour with notes of dried fruit, walnuts, and, naturally, burnished oak.
Following the success of Edition No. 1, the second entry in the Edition Series was released a year later in 2016. The Edition No. 2 was created as a collaboration between Macallan and the Roca Brothers, founders and owners of the El Celler de Can Roca restaurant. This whisky was finished in seven different casks, each hand-picked by the Roca brothers and Dalgarno, and has a complex flavour with notes of apple, dried fruit, and vanilla.
In October 2017, Macallan released the Edition No. 3, an innovative collaboration between Dalgarno and Roja Dove, a fragrance specialist known for his signature luxury perfumes. Where the first two entries in the Edition Series accentuated the influence the different casks have on the flavour of whisky, Edition No. 3 focused on the aroma, the six casks blending together to create a unique fragrance with notes of vanilla, orange oil, and flowers.
What can we expect from Edition No. 4?
The single-malt Edition No. 4 has drawn inspiration from the construction of the new distillery, focusing on the structure of whisky by highlighting the role of each cask in the distillation process. Edition No. 4 is crafted using a combination of seasoned American and European oak casks, creating a vibrant flavour with notes of toffee, honey, and citrus.
Macallan’s Edition No. 4 will be joining Edition No. 2 and Edition No. 3 in The House of Whisky online store upon its release, adding to our extensive selection of fine whiskies.