The Macallan Edition No.3
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Hudosa butts, refill butts, Tevasa butts, Bourbon hogsheads, Tevasa hogsheads and Bourbon barrels
  • Alcohol 48.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • chocolate
  • oak
  • apricot
  • green apple
  • cake
  • sherry
  • orange
  • floral

The Macallan

Edition No.3 (0.75l, 48.3%)
Price $567.99

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Character Goatson
A lovely divertimento for your senses.

Ask any Scotch-head and they'll tell you The Macallan is as exquisite as they come. The distillery by the river Spey has been making Whiskies since 1824 and knows a thing or two about making great Spirits.

The Master Distiller Bob Dalgarno decided after two successful special editions so make it a hat-trick and called a Master Perfumer Roja Dove (Guerlain, Roja Perfumes). Mr. Dove is able to identify 800 scents while blindfolded and he approached finding the flavor profile the same way he does for a perfume: nailing complemental aromas and finding their counterpart to balance the scent.

Now, Edition No.3 doesn't focus on taste or legacy, but on aroma, which is why a perfume Wunderkind is a key element here. This bottle is an expression, a statement, and an incredibly interesting spirit. This wood-focused aromatic Whisky is a combination of six American and European casks, and it's incredibly sweet. Not unlike the first two editions, the Third has a clear mission and it absolutely delivers a luxurious experience for your nose and intense entertainment for your palate. Despite being focused on aroma, it's deep, complex and utterly enjoyable.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Hudosa butts, refill butts, Tevasa butts, Bourbon hogsheads, Tevasa hogsheads and Bourbon barrels
  • Alcohol 48.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Redolent of a fine perfume, leading with vanilla, oak and florals. Subtle splendor of orange oil leads to notes of chocolate.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla and sweet rich fruit cake with hits of apricot and green apple.

Finish
Long, sweet and fruity, with a grand oak finale.
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  • vanilla
  • chocolate
  • oak
  • apricot
  • green apple
  • cake
  • sherry
  • orange
  • floral
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
It's unknown where the Macallan name comes from, but there are a few possibilities circling around. The most popular one is that it comes from two words in the Gallic language. “Magh” which refers to a fertile piece of ground and “Eilean” which curiously enough means, “of Saint Fillans.” Over time “Magh Eilean” became Anglicised as Macallan.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Macallan is a popular choice among the younger Whisky drinking crowd and they do a lot of marketing activities to keep in touch with them. In 2016, they created a Facebook chatbot that answered questions about the brand and its Whiskies.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
It's unknown where the Macallan name comes from, but there are a few possibilities circling around. The most popular one is that it comes from two words in the Gallic language. “Magh” which refers to a fertile piece of ground and “Eilean” which curiously enough means, “of Saint Fillans.” Over time “Magh Eilean” became Anglicised as Macallan.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Macallan is a popular choice among the younger Whisky drinking crowd and they do a lot of marketing activities to keep in touch with them. In 2016, they created a Facebook chatbot that answered questions about the brand and its Whiskies.
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