Macallan has simply unveiled its oldest whiskey known as “The Reach”. The Attain is a uncommon 81-year-old single malt from a single, sherry seasoned oak cask. Its origins date again to the Second World Warfare and ‘The Attain’ was laid to relaxation in 1940. The darkish whisky is encased in a decanter created from mouth-blown, sizzling glass, cradled on a bronze sculpture of three fingers. Every hand represents characters in The Macallan’s historical past and the story with it.
One commemorates the Distillery staff of 1940 who crafted the spirit into existence throughout difficult occasions over eight many years in the past. One other is the hand of one-time chairman, Allan Shiach, whose grandfather headed the corporate when this spirit was first consigned to its cask. The third is that of right this moment’s Grasp Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell, who chosen the 1940 cask used to create The Attain, deciding that now was the time to share this whisky with the world. Sculptor Saskia Robinson created the sculpture that includes three fingers, producing numerous drawings from each perspective earlier than working in a bodily medium. The veins, nails, and pores and skin element are modeled on an artist’s impression of a hand of a kind of authentic stillmen. The sculpture is forged in bronze and the glimmer of the steel contrasts with the darkish amber whisky.
The floor of the glass decanter options indentations that match the fingerprints of the bronze fingers which help it, whereas a cupboard crafted utilizing wooden from a fallen elm tree, which is assumed to have been on The Macallan Property in 1940, homes the decanter.
Kirsteen Campbell, The Macallan Grasp Whisky Maker, stated: “It’s an honor to introduce The Attain. Created throughout a turbulent time on the earth, this extraordinary expression showcases The Macallan’s historical past, ingenuity, and unmistakable energy of character. The creation of many fingers, The Attain has been a very collaborative effort. It’s additionally a tribute to the individuals who made this valuable whisky, and their enduring spirit which by no means wavered.”
This whiskey has a wealthy deep auburn shade whereas on the nostril you get Darkish chocolate, candy cinnamon, fragrant peat, plums, leather-based, pink grapefruit, redcurrant jelly, and a wealthy resinous be aware. This ends in a wealthy, smoky, and candy end.
The Attain might be extremely restricted to solely 288 decanters worldwide for an SRP of $125,000. Will probably be on show at The Macallan Property Boutique beginning February ninth, 2022, and later in The Macallan home and journey retail Boutiques.