Introducing The Macallan Edition No. 6, a whisky inspired by a legendary river.
The Macallan has unveiled Edition No. 6, a new limited edition single malt whisky celebrating the natural wonders of The Macallan Estate, and the vibrant life force that sustains it – the River Spey.
Marking the sixth and final release in The Macallan Edition Series, Edition No. 6 tells the story of a unique land and an extraordinary river, where whisky making, agriculture and nature are in total harmony.
The Macallan Estate lies on the banks of the River Spey, one of Scotland’s most legendary rivers, renowned across the world as home to the mighty Atlantic salmon. The Macallan’s Ghillie, Robert Mitchell, is the guardian of The Macallan’s stretch of the River Spey and takes great pride in his role caring for the river.
Inspired by the remarkable experience offered by the Spey, The Macallan Whisky Maker, Steven Bremner, created Edition No. 6 by choosing five cask styles that embody unique stories related to the river and its unparalleled natural landscape. Crafted from a combination of American and European oak sherry-seasoned casks, Edition No. 6 captures the River Spey’s energy; the warm, welcoming personality of The Macallan’s Ghillie, the extraordinary life of the Atlantic salmon on the beat, and the mastery of whisky making on The Macallan Estate, which has taken place since 1824.
The result is a multifaceted whisky delivering aromas of fresh fruits, nutmeg and toffee merged with oak and flavours of ripe plum, vibrant sweet oranges and cinnamon, developing into spicy fresh fruits and creamy chocolate and toasted oats at the finish.
To protect the magical sense of the Spey that lies at the heart of Edition No. 6, The Macallan has launched a new charitable partnership with The Atlantic Salmon Trust to help to conserve the at-risk fish, whose numbers have declined so rapidly in recent years.
The Atlantic Salmon Trust is protecting wild salmon and sea trout wherever they roam, especially in places like the River Spey, by tracking their migration across thousands of kilometres from their dominion to the open oceans. As a guardian of one of the last sanctuaries of Scottish salmon, The Macallan is supporting The Trust’s vital conservation work on the River Spey and beyond.