Glasgow Whisky has added to its Munros collection of cask strength single malt whiskies with an ultra-premium addition. The new Macallan 30 Year Old is a step change for The Munros collection, not only with the introduction of a new premium range, but also in partnering with Glencairn Crystal to house the whisky in a bespoke decanter.
The Munros collection, from Glasgow Whisky, pays homage to the Scottish mountains standing over 3000 feet tall with each single malt whisky in the series being as unique in character as each Munro mountain. The collection is available exclusively to the South East Asia market.
The new limited edition Macallan 30 Year Old single malt is the first in a new premium range to be added to The Munros collection. Distilled at the Macallan Distillery and matured in a sherry wood cask, it has an enveloping heady mix of spiciness and warm aromatics.
The Macallan 30 Year Old was distilled at the Macallan Distillery and filled into cask on 26th January 1989. It is a glorious example of the Macallan and has been bottled from the cask at its natural strength which is now 49.1% volume. There has been no water or colour added and the spirit has received minimal filtration in order to retain the maximum fullness of character, aroma and flavour. The darkness of colour is solely from the influence of the sherry wood cask in which this Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been matured.
It is contained in a contemporary decanter handcrafted by the Scottish family owned, award-winning Glencairn Crystal Studio. Produced from high quality lead free crystal, it features a double-sided engraving, on the back is a Scottish mountain range, which is magnified through the whisky to the front of the decanter. The engravings are infilled with white and copper and the Munros mountain theme is continued on the copper stopper.
Rory Taylor, Glasgow Whisky Sales Manager commented: “We are passionate about single malts and are excited to be adding a new premium level to our much-loved Munros single cask collection, starting with this superb Macallan 30 Year Old. We intend to release a new Munros super premium single malt each year going forwards.
We’re also excited about our new partnership with the team at Glencairn Crystal Studio who have created an eye-catching contemporary decanter for the premium range showcasing the high quality whisky inside. The team has been extremely professional and easy to work with making the whole process very simple.”
Kenny Tweeddale, Glencairn’s New Product Development Manager, said: “We are delighted to partner with Glasgow Whisky to honour our Scottish heritage by bringing the Munro mountains to life with this very special decanter. Our task was to create an elegant decanter that allowed the whisky to do the talking, whilst celebrating the Munros, so we made this exceptional Macallan integral to the overall design with the mountain range emerging through the liquid. We look forward to working on more Munro themed decanters to come”.
The Munros premium range Macallan 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is exclusive to South East Asia, priced over £5,000 per decanter. 133 decanters have been produced and, indeed have already sold out. But if you’d like more information then you can visit Glasgow Whisky’s website and Glencairn Crystal’s website.