The Macallan has released DIstil Your World New York single malt whisky and documentary that capture the essence of New York City. The Macallan Whisky Maker Polly Logan has collaborated with the Roca brothers, owners of El Celler de Can Roca, twice named Best Restaurant of the World for this latest release in the series of limited edition single malt whiskies and gastronomic creations exploring leading locations around the globe.
Polly and Joan Roca travelled to New York where they encountered globally acclaimed jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, and legendary street artist Lady Pink.
The whisky is created from six European and American oak casks, reflecting the distinctive artistic character of New York, its towering architecture and the culinary eclecticism offered by its delis, diners and street food.
City sunrise colour of this 49.5% ABV single malt whisky offers aromas of big apple with peanut brittle and milk chocolate giving a sweet and salty mix like a rising dough and a whisp of sidewalks, fresh rain and cherry blossom. On the palate, think baked apple and raisin, chocolate covered nuts, maple syrup and toasted waffles with a side of salted pecans and a medium finish with roasted nuts and sweet oak.
The bottle is housed in a white box featuring an engraved aerial map of New York. Bold touches of blue on the box and bottle represent the water that surrounds the city and the buildings which reach into the sky. A luxurious book showcasing the different inspirations behind this single malt, and the craftsmanship involved in its creation, alongside rich New York Photography is also included with the limited edition whisky.
The Macallan Distil Your World New York is a limited-edition release with an RSP of S$5,800. Due to shipment delays, this will be available in limited quantities from end May at The Macallan at Raffles Hotel Singapore.
The globally acclaimed Roca brothers also created a unique menu designed to take diners on a singular journey through New York. Their creations, which, like the whisky play with renowned New York flavours, include a potato cronut with salsa brava, waffles with chicken pâté and sugar cane syrup and cured and smoked strip steak. The Big Apple, their masterpiece dessert, features a caramel apple filled with fresh apple purée and milk chocolate.
“This project is a homage to the people of New York. The daring, creative and diverse characters we’ve met along the way. This whisky is bold, vibrant and uplifting – just like each of them. We really looked towards the quintessential tastes of New York – sweet candy, waffles, peanut brittle, chocolate, and pecans. The city’s thriving street food scene was a great source of inspiration.”Polly Logan, The Macallan Whisky Maker