The Macallan Edition No.5
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation American oak
  • Alcohol 48.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • pear
  • toffee
  • caramel
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • nutmeg
  • ginger
  • peach

The Macallan

Edition No.5 (0.75l, 48.5%)
Price $175.99

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Macallan Edition No.5 celebrates the natural color of their Single Malts.

Founded in 1824, The Macallan is one of the "Big 3" Single Malts in Scotland. Fortunately, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. A change in UK labeling laws aced them out of their "Speyside" designation. But just because the British Parliament gerrymandered the "official" boundaries doesn’t mean whiskey-lovers have to pay any attention.

Their achievements are numerous — including setting the record price ever paid at auction for a single bottle of Scotch. They produce a very broad range of world-class Single Malt Whiskies that have a huge global following.

The Macallan "Edition" series has been an occasional release of special Single Malt — each one focusing on a different aspect of the Single Malt we all love. As you might suppose, The Macallan Edition No.5 is the fifth in that series, and this time we are focusing on color.

To celebrate the all natural color of The Macallan Single Malts, they have partnered with the famous color company Pantone. And that’s why the outer box and label are a wild shade of purple, but it looks like fuchsia to us… but you probably don’t really care about the color of the box. What they are trying to emphasize is that they do not add artificial colorings to their Spirits, and everyone can applaud that.

It is a limited edition of The Macallan’s signature Single Malt, aged in American oak — resulting in a lovely shade of warm amber — and bottled at a more than wonderful 48.5% ABV.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation American oak
  • Alcohol 48.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas lean toward crunchy vanilla, toffee, baking spices, ginger, and pear.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
At first sip we get layers of more pear and warm peach cobbler on top of oak spice, nutmeg and caramel.

Finish
The finish is long and rich.
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  • pear
  • toffee
  • caramel
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • nutmeg
  • ginger
  • peach
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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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.
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.
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.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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.
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.
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.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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