The Macallan recently launched “Distil Your World New York,” a limited single malt whisky that looks to capture the essence of the Big Apple.
Distil Your World New York is the latest release in the series of single malts exploring various locations around the world.
The Macallan’s whisky maker, Polly Logan, collaborated with the Roca brothers, owners of El Celler de Can Roca, on Distil Your World New York. Their restaurant has been named Best Restaurant in the World twice.
A statement from The Macallan notes that the collaboration is meant to embody and celebrate New York as a dynamic metropolis of art, creativity and visionary talent.
Polly and Joan Roca traveled to New York to spend time with the artists, it is said, who fuel its culture and creativity, and they met with thinkers that help chronicle the city. In their journey, they met with acclaimed jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, graffiti artist Lady Pink, art curator at the Guggenheim Museum, Megan Fontanella, fashion designer Daniel Silverstein, and sneaker culture historian Dee Wells.
The unique, New York-inspired whisky was created from the combination of six European and American oak casks.
“This project is a homage to the people of New York. The daring, creative and diverse characters we’ve met along the way. This whisky is bold, flavor vibrant and uplifting – just like each of them,” said Logan.
She noted that the whisky builds on what’s described as the subtle apple notes found in The Macallan, adding a sweetness of candy, with nods to peanut and chocolate. “We really looked towards the quintessential tastes of New York – sweet candy, waffles, peanut brittle, chocolate, and pecans. The city’s thriving street food scene was a great source of inspiration” Polly said.
Joan Roca said, “The originality of New York is endless, it’s impossible to portray it with just one creation, so we needed to express it through an extended menu, where every dish tells a story. The city grabs hold of you instantly. Its energy pushed us to create a complex and daring menu, with ideas that we explored for the very first time.”
Distil Your World New York comes in a white presentation box featuring an engraved aerial map of New York. Touches of blue on the box and bottle represent what’s described as the water that surrounds the city and the buildings reaching into the sky.
In addition to the limited edition whisky, the box contains a book showcasing the different inspirations behind the single malt, and its creation, alongside New York photography.
The Macallan Distil Your World New York is a limited-edition release of 1,000 bottles and clocks in a 49.5% ABV. It’s available for a suggested retail price of $4,200 for the 70cl bottle, and $4,500 for the 75cl version.
For more information or where to find a bottle, check out www.themacallan.com
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