Dear Whisky Lovers!
Another gem among collector’s whiskeys has recently enriched the shelves of our Dom Whisky Online:
The Macallan 1940 The Golden Age Of Travel /44,4%/ – Macallan Distillery launched ‘The Golden Age of Travel’ series in cooperation with the French crystal maker Lalique in 2015. Each limited edition was inspired by a mode of transport from the 1930s including a cruise liner, aeroplane, steam train and a motorcar. The fifth and final release in the range, The Air Ship, featuring whisky distilled in 1940, first bottled in 1975 and then re-bottled and launched in 2019. Only 50 crystal decanters were filled, out of which 48 were put on sale while the remaining two are to be kept in Macallan and Lalique archives. The decanter is shaped like a traveling flask and features a drawing of the first civil air transportation machine. The stopper features ‘Wind Rose’, which was included on the maps in the 1930s. Each decanter is presented in a leather box created by leather masters of Piñavall in Ubrique, Spain that resembles a classic 1930s travel trunk.
Polly Logan, whisky maker at Macallan, said: “The first reveal of the character of the whisky comes through the antique oak color, and on the nose an atmospheric smoked oak with richness of orange oil and dried fruits, exquisitely balanced with a beautifully light floral note of spring blossoms. Beyond this initial delight, smoked oak features on the palate with elements of opulent dark chocolate and orange, with just a hint of sweet ginger. The finish is long and lingering, like the memories of the passengers that travelled during this era, reliving the experience in all its glory”.