The final entry in Macallan's 1824 Series steers away from the evocative, colour inspired names and goes simply by The Macallan M. Made with whiskies that reach far into Macallan's past with an affinity for expressions matured in sherry casks, it is a decidedly luxury whisky that takes inspiration from the distillery's history.
The Macallan M comes in a crystal decanter designed by renowned fashion and luxury goods designer Fabien Baron and crafted by Lalique, who have also worked with Macallan on The Macallan in Lalique Collection. This comes presented in a deluxe box and with a crystal stopper.
Nose: Dried fruits ripen, then soften showing off velvet sateen. Vanilla accompanies green apple hand in hand, neither taking the lead. Ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon create an ensemble in the background, with polished oak offering to overstate, yet never does, but plays with a depth of resinous, juicy oranges.
Palate: The palate opens rich in wood spices, slowly showing all their viscosity. Wood smoke flits in and out.
Finish: The heavier raisin and sultana flavours take over, meandering to a long full finish.