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Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz Edition, The Macallan 1996 – The Skyline

Introducing the fourth and final single malt in our Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz Edition – The Macallan 1996.  Each of the four single cask whiskies in the collection has been matured in different cask types to be completely unique and original.

The Macallan 1996 American oak butt is inspired by Leibovitz’s Skyline shot and perfectly mimics the hints of citrus and vanilla, leaving you with a full bodied finish.  In the accompanying image, leading man Kevin McKidd is literally on top of the world as he stands heroically on the iconic Tudor City building against the breath-taking Manhattan skyline at day break.  The dawn light in the shot is complemented by the lemon and citrus fruit nose of the light gold-coloured 1996 whisky.

  • Cask No 10019: The Macallan 1996, American Oak Butt
  • Colour: Light Gold
  • Nose: Lemon, citrus fruits, vanilla, cream soda. Freshly cut wood in background. Sweet dessert notes balance out
  • Palate: Viscous; initially oak flits in then departs to allow cinnamon, citrus, toffee apples to show their hand, only to reappear later
  • Finish: Medium finish but full bodied
  • ABV: 55.5%

We’re giving you backstage access to Leibovitz and McKidd in our behind the scenes video of the shooting of The Skyline portrait.  You can enjoy a dram of The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak while watching the legendary photographer at work.

If you are feeling inspired and would like into step into Annie Leibovitz’s shoes, we are giving you, The Macallan fans, a chance to enter our Masters of Photography Master Class – upload your portrait here. You could be in with a chance of winning an array of prizes including a trip to our spiritual home, where our precious single malt is created – Easter Elchies Estate.

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How would you drink #DoubleCask 12 Years Old?

16 Sep 16
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Notes of vanilla from American oak combined with rich fruit tones of European oak casks - welcome #DoubleCask 12 YO https://t.co/7lLfBGAJFm

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Why not try making the The Sherry Julep? Oloroso Sherry, maple & mint - a great mix to join #DoubleCask 12 Years Old https://t.co/RG7ueKlHQO

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Neat, over ice or mixed - The Macallan #DoubleCask 12 Years Old is one of our most versatile whiskies yet https://t.co/nJcmuoProE

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Clear some shelf space - The Macallan #DoubleCask 12 Years Old can now join Sherry Oak 12 YO and Fine Oak 12 YO https://t.co/wYw5otgtnt

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Matured in the perfect balance of sherry seasoned European and American oak casks, #DoubleCask 12 is coming soon https://t.co/2kp4JljqKh

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Introducing The Macallan #DoubleCask 12 Years Old. The perfect balance of European and American oak casks https://t.co/zJTr1litiw

05 Sep 16
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Heading back in time with some vintage Macallan for the weekend. Image from our own Master Distiller @nickJsavage https://t.co/mo1H3pRaxR

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Ok, let's play fantasy #WhiskyWednesday. This is your collection, you can pick just one, what's it going to be? https://t.co/gZsJt9ze4Z

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Monday #WhiskyEnvy arrives from @Dan_Pittet . Tag your posts of The Macallan #MyMacallan to feature https://t.co/qqaufPzSoV

29 Aug 16
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Quick #TwitterPoll. Since they launched last year, which of these have you tried?

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Friday night, why not mix up the #CrowdSourcedCocktail you created last month? https://t.co/vBURK8DVV4

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Has it really been a year since The Macallan Rare Cask Black launched? Good time for this @chidywayne repost https://t.co/0u8OiXPOBx

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Another new member of the #EasterElchies team. New General Manager, Jody Marshall, will show you a warm welcome https://t.co/n4vDIVcgcr

23 Aug 16
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Travelling via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol soon? The Macallan is Malt of the Month in duty free #AnyExcuse https://t.co/FNj2j12JpA

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Throwback to behind-the-scenes of Masters of Photography 5 with @mariotestino #WorldPhotoDay https://t.co/gvZDny9VNi

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