The producer has described the drink as having big apple notes on the nose with peanut brittle and milk chocolate, a baked apple and raisin palate with chocolate covered nuts, with a medium finish containing notes of roasted nuts and sweet oak.
The Macallan’s whisky maker Polly Logan said, “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, vibrant and uplifting – just like each of them. 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.”
The whisky is created with a combination of 6 European and American oak casks, with a colour describe as City sunrise. Its ABV is 49.5% and marks the latest released in the series that explores locations around the globe, with London and Jerez among them.
The Macallan Distil Your World New York is a limited-edition bottle with two different RRP’s - $4,200 for the 70cl bottle and $4,500 for the 75cl bottle. It will be made available at select The Macallan Boutiques around the world, as well as specialist retailers and exclusive non-specialist retailers from April 2022.
Joan Roca added: “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.”