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The Macallan M Black, 2018 Release

An intriguing single malt reflecting The Macallan’s deep history

The Macallan M Black, 2018 Release

An Evolution of Darkness

The Macallan M Black is the second release of its kind in the remarkable M series of single malt whiskies for which The Macallan partnered with renowned creative director Fabien Baron and crystal masters Lalique, to create one of the world’s most beautifully designed and meticulously handcrafted crystal decanters to encase an intriguing single malt.

An evolution of the iconic M Decanter, the step into lustrous black crystal from Lalique was taken to reflect the diverse history of The Macallan single malt. The Macallan M Black is the latest and most complex release in the M series with the Lalique decanter presenting a striking complement to a subtly smoky Macallan.

Reflecting a lifetime of whisky, M Black truly encapsulates The Macallan’s deep history and represents absolute time distilled; captured in flawless black crystal. A single malt capturing time gone by, M Black is crafted from a very limited number of casks, telling the story of exceptional cask ageing and the commitment taken to nurture and mature The Macallan spirit.  

The M Black whisky is a testament to the custodians who have nurtured and guarded the casks and their precious contents for generations. This second release of M Black delivers dried fruit, caramel and orange flavours which move into an intense, long peat smoke finish balanced by hints of sweet almond and biscuit.

Macallan M black crystal decanter bottle top
The Macallan M Black 2020 Mood shot

  • Colour

    Pecan

  • Nose

    Dried fruits with hints of fresh cherries, toffee apple, caramel and orange with a rich and intense peat smoke.

  • Palate

    Smoky orange and ginger with a rich dried fruit and oak flavour opening up into a comforting peat.

  • Finish

    Sweet almond and biscuit moving into a long-lasting peat.

  • ABV

    44.8%

The Macallan M Black 2018 Mood shot

Marks of Distinction

From The Cask

Every Macallan single malt reveals the unrivalled commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit for which The Macallan has been known since it was established in 1824. It is an expression of our enduring desire to go beyond ordinary, to seek out the extraordinary, and create peerless single malts.

Our reputation for the extraordinary is characterised by the exceptional oak casks for which The Macallan is renowned. Sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eye of the Master of Wood, the hand-picked casks are delivered to the demanding specifications of the Whisky Mastery Team. It is the oak that makes the greatest contribution to the quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours at the heart of this single malt whisky.

Once filled, the maturing spirit remains undisturbed in the same casks for the necessary number of years it needs to be worthy of its destined Macallan expression. It is these oak casks that make the greatest contribution to the quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours which lie at the heart of The Macallan single malt.

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