The Macallan has unveiled the newest version to its storied Positive & Uncommon Assortment, The Macallan Positive & Uncommon 1989. Final 12 months, the long-lasting Speyside distillery added a 1990 Version and a 1993 Version to the collection.
Matured in a single sherry seasoned European oak butt cask for 32 years, The Macallan Positive & Uncommon 1989 was crammed on December 12th, 1989, bottled in January 2022, and is offered at its pure cask energy. The Scotch joins the most important meeting of vintage-dated, single malt whiskies on the earth.
Launched in 2002, The Macallan Positive & Uncommon Assortment contains 59 particular person releases spanning eight a long time, from the earliest expression distilled in 1926, a whisky of legendary standing, to the beforehand talked about 1993.
Scarce and finite, these bottlings embody a whisky historical past of The Macallan, providing insights into the distinctive aroma and taste traits of the only malt over time.
A wealthy mahogany in shade, The Macallan Positive & Uncommon 1989 gives aromas of darkish cherries, candy treacle toffee, cocoa powder, and gingerbread. The palate finds amaretti biscuits, caramelized pineapple, demerara sugar, wealthy treacle tart, candied fruits, plum jam, and a touch of darkish chocolate. The end is multi-layered, lengthy, and sophisticated.
This spectacular single malt was distilled on the time when the primary of 24 satellites that might make up the worldwide positioning system was put into orbit, revolutionizing navigation on land and sea. Chilly fusion was achieved at Utah College by Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann, whereas ‘Sue’, the best-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered, was found in South Dakota by Sue Hendrickson. It’s also the 12 months the long-lasting ‘Seinfeld’ TV collection premiered within the USA.
For the launch of the 1989 Version, The Macallan labored with main style photographer Tim Walker to seize distinctive images telling the story of the brand new launch. The exceptionally uncommon whisky takes middle stage in evocative photographs depicting the Photo voltaic System to pay tribute to the 12 months the only malt was distilled.
Kirsteen Campbell, Grasp Whisky Maker at The Macallan, mentioned: “The Macallan Positive & Uncommon Assortment is impressed by our whisky-making legacy. It’s the most interesting and rarest vary of single malt whiskies on the earth and divulges the mastery of wooden and spirit for which The Macallan has been famend since 1824. These 59 distinctive vintages are merchandise of nature’s mild course of, undisturbed for many years in sherry seasoned oak casks. All of them converse of an unbroken provenance that has rooted The Macallan to its house at Easter Elchies for practically two centuries and have been nurtured by nature on our stunning 485-acre Property, following time honored maturation to attain perfection. Every launch is totally particular person however unmistakably Macallan. Positive & Uncommon 1989 will be a part of its distinguished predecessors and it’s a privilege to play a component in crafting this incomparable assortment.”
The Macallan Positive & Uncommon 1989 options the cask quantity, 12 months of distillation, and 12 months of bottling printed on the label, whereas the age, energy, and quantity are all handwritten in line with the custom that started when the gathering was born. Every bottle is encased in an FSC licensed European oak presentation field which additionally accommodates info on the way to report a Classic Macallan Positive & Uncommon bottle in The Macallan Classic Bottle Register in Easter Elchies Home, the religious house of the model situated on The Macallan Property.
As a part of The Macallan’s ongoing sustainability journey, which features a dedication to accountable sourcing and packaging, manufacturing of the distinctive picket Positive & Uncommon field has been repatriated to the UK, which is able to drastically scale back transit carbon emissions. The Positive & Uncommon 1989 field has been produced in England by Moran’s Wooden Parts, a household run manufacturing enterprise devoted to craftsmanship and social and environmental accountability.
Bottled at 51.2% ABV, a restricted variety of bottles will likely be out there in chosen bars and eating places, and premium retailers solely within the USA from September 2022. For every 750ml decanter, The Macallan Positive & Uncommon 1989 is priced at $18,500 and prices $17,300 for 700ml bottles.
For additional info or to view The Macallan Positive & Uncommon Assortment digital information, head over to the model’s official web site.