Celebrating one of its Six Pillars, The Macallan has introduced the 2022 release of The Macallan M Copper.
Take a breather because you’re about to traverse through an exceptional world of whiskies. A prismatic one, to be specific. Since its foundation by Alexander Reid in 1824, The Macallan has garnered quite a reputation for itself (and that’s an understatement). Nearly 200 years later, the distillery is upping the ante once again with another highly-anticipated release.
Part of the latest ensemble of The Macallan M single malt whiskies is The Macallan M Copper 2022 release — unveiled in conjunction with one of the brand’s Six Pillars. Do you know what the right answer is? If you guessed Curiously Small Spirit Stills, then you’re right! #TensAcrossTheBoard. Well, six, for obvious reasons. Fun fact: the other five pillars include Natural Colour, Mastery, The Estate, Exceptional Oak Casks, and Sherry Seasoning.
Understanding the fact that The Macallan’s unique and exceptional whiskies revolve around the six foundation stones is crucial. With the newly introduced M Copper 2022 release, you’ll see why that’s the case. The recent introduction does not only reflect the brand’s emotions but also features a colour that form a massive part of The Macallan’s legacy and history.
For The Macallan M Collection, the distillery has partnered with creative director Fabien Baron, French crystal maker Lalique, and luxury fashion photographer Nick Knight. You know it’s bound to be exquisite when the crème de la crème come together. Fabien Baron and Lalique are responsible for creating beautiful and refined decanters adorned with six faces to highlight the Six Pillars — whereas taking charge of imagery is Nick Knight, whose expressionistic style can be seen in the series of photographs and film depicting the brand’s connection to nature and the River Spey. All that through the brilliant usage of ice blocks.
Now, are you ready to meet (and eventually taste) the The Macallan M Copper? Look no further and revel in the 2022 editions right here. The Macallan M Copper 2022 (42% ABV) is created as an homage to the copper stills used by The Macallan. The Macallan M Copper 2022 (latest addition to the M collection) is as exceptional as it gets. Comprising a natural spun gold colour, the limited edition spirit — displayed in a Lalique copper coloured crystal decanter — is an elegant and vibrant dedication to innovative methods.
Visualise the buttery marriage between sweet banana, pear, white peach, malty biscuit, marshmallow and vanilla on the nose with pear drops, caramelised banana, sherbet, malt, and spiced oak on the palate. That prismatic journey brings you to a fruitful finish of long and smooth toasted oak. Being an annual release, the copper stills’s natural flavours are at the forefront of this special edition single malt whisky.
The Curiously Small Stills are still crucial to The Macallan’s distilling process; even when many have opted for larger copper stills with higher production. It is exactly because of this very decision that brought forth a rich and robust spirit, like The Macallan M Copper.
The Macallan M Collection for 2022 also comprises The Macallan M 2022 (45% ABV), an ode to Natural Colour and The Macallan M Black 2022 (46% ABV), which pays tribute to The Macallan’s dedication to Mastery. The freshest edition of the M Collection is, without a doubt, a stunning tribute to the brand’s core foundations. Just like The Macallan M and The Macallan M Black, The Macallan M Copper is a storyteller in its own right. Perfect for enthusiasts, whisky collectors, and beginners alike, the limited release single malt whisky is wonderful glimpse into the world of The Macallan.
For more information and to learn more about The Macallan M Collection, visit this website.
(All images by Nick Knight for The Macallan)