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The Macallan unveils new, chocolate-inspired whisky collection

The Macallan unveils new, chocolate-inspired whisky collection

The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao is the first whisky in a new ‘innovative’ series of single malts.


A collaboration with renowned pastry chef Jordi Roca of three Michelin star restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, this release brings the worlds of chocolate and whisky to life. To create the first limited edition whisky in a new annual release series, The Macallan Whisky Maker Polly Logan embarked on a unique journey to Girona, Spain, where she immersed herself in the world of chocolate, exploring the chocolate-making process and uncovering the distinctive flavour profiles at Casa Cacao.

Polly worked with Jordi Roca, owner of the famed chocolate boutique and hotel, Casa Cacao and the youngest of the acclaimed Roca brothers. As part of the exploration, she also spent time with master chocolatier of Casa Cacao, Damien Allsop.

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION

In homage to its chocolate influence, The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao is presented in a 100% recyclable gift box, made using discarded husks from cacao pods.

A by-product in the chocolate-making process, these husks would have been sent to landfill or destroyed but have now been reborn with a renewed purpose.

BRINGING TOGETHER CHOCOLATE AND WHISKY

Through this unique experience, Polly took inspiration from the duo’s passion, knowledge and creativity to create The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao. She explored The Macallan’s maturing casks to seek out whisky with rare indulgent chocolate notes that would harmoniously pair with fine chocolates for a rich and unique tasting experience.

“Both take time and exceptional attention to detail, with even the slightest changes to the process encouraging different aromas and flavours to emerge.”

Polly Logan The Macallan Whisky Maker

THE EXPERIENCE

COLOUR
Toasted cacao beans

AROMA
Chocolate fondant, honey, oak, zesty lime and ginger

PALATE
Dark chocolate, honey, dates, vanilla and cinnamon.

FINISH
Long with rich chocolate.

ABV 44%

“For this expression, I sought out a specific chocolate note in The Macallan’s traditional sherry seasoned European oak casks and combined this with a vanilla note imparted by sherry seasoned American oak casks to sweeten the slightly bitter chocolate note I had found. This exquisite single malt offers a delightful whisky and chocolate pairing experience and the chance to elevate the enjoyment of The Macallan to a new dimension.”

Polly Logan The Macallan Whisky Maker

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