The Macallan A Night On Earth in Scotland /40%/ –
The Macallan A Night on Earth in Scotland is a limited edition single malt that tells the story of New Year in Scotland, a world famous Hogmanay festivities celebrated annually on 31st December. This seasonal release is a collaboration with Japanese-French illustrator Erica Dorn, whose abstract illustrations are inspired by the historic fire rituals dominant in New Year celebrations around the world. Customs of Scotland’s Hogmanay include the act of ‘first footing’ when it is good luck for a dark-haired visitor to be the first person to cross the threshold of your home after the stroke of midnight. According to tradition the ‘first footer’ will carry three things: shortbread, whisky and coal for the fire. A Night on Earth in Scotland is created form selection of American and European oak sherry seasoned casks along with ex-bourbon barrels.
Nose: shortbread, buttered croissant, baked apples, Mirabelle jam, orange peel, vanilla, honey-roasted nuts, butterscotch, dash of cinnamon and oak.
Palate: vanilla cream, shortbread, burnt toast, dried orange peel, figs and dates, cinnamon, dash of white pepper and ginger and toasted oak.
Finish: medium long, with notes of butterscotch, vanilla, shortbread, oranges, gooseberries and oak.