Fragrance is key here. You can detect it right from the first pour into the glass. The aromas of fine vanilla ice cream, fresh cut oak and delicate florals and citrus. Orange oil provides subtle grandeur while ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg flit in and out. Vanilla imparts sweetness with citrus fruits at the fore before allowing chocolate to come through. Also some dried fruits like apricots and figs.
A smooth and velvet palate with sweet fruits, vanilla and rich fruit cake with hints of apricot, pear and crisp green apple. Ginger and cinnamon are balanced with a light burnished sugars covered in oak shavings delivers a soft ending.
A fresh and long, fruity but sweet finish leaving a lasting impression on the senses.
This Macallan Edition No.3 really lets you sit down and smell your whisky. The complexity and depth this single malt whisky has is something special indeed. This unique collaboration between the master perfumer Roja Dove and master whisky maker Bob Dalgarno makes it even more special then it already is.