The Reach is the oldest expression released by The Macallan. An 81 Year Old whisky distilled in 1940.
This spirit is crafted from a single, sherry seasoned oak cask, during the Second World War in a period of increasing hardship.
Slowly maturing over eight decades, while the deep auburn liquid has a gentle smoothness, in keeping with The Macallan’s signature taste, the complexity of its profile offers an array of flavours.
The spirit is crafted from a single, sherry seasoned oak cask during the Second World War
“Its deep auburn hue is the first hint of this remarkable whisky’s astonishing depth. Offering notes of dark chocolate, sweet cinnamon and aromatic peat, leading on to treacle toffee, crystalised ginger and charred pineapple, before giving way to an intensely rich, sweet and smoky finish.” said Kirsteen Campbell, Master Whisky Maker at The Macallan.
“To work on The Reach has most definitely been one of the highlights of my career – it’s hard to put into words how truly special this whisky is. The creation of many hands, The Reach has been a truly collaborative effort. It’s also a tribute to the people who made this precious whisky, and their enduring spirit which never wavered.” said Campbell.
This dark and burnished single malt is housed in a mouth-blown glass decanter, cradled by three bronze hands created by Scottish sculptor Saskia Robinson and featuring three individual fingerprint impressions of the hands that hold it high.
One hand commemorates the distillery workers of 1940 who crafted the spirit in challenging times. Another is the hand of once chairman of The Macallan, Allan Shiach, whose grandfather headed the company when this spirit was first consigned to its cask. The third is that of Kirsteen Campbell, who carefully selected the special cask used to create The Reach, and who decided that now was the time to release this exquisite whisky.
Allan Shiach was once chairman of The Macallan. His grandfather headed the company when this spirit was first consigned to its cask
The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker Kirsteen Campbell decided that now was the time to release this exquisite whisky The Reach
Scottish sculptor Saskia Robinson
A film has been created by renowned London-based photographer Nadav Kander working closely with his art director, Matt Willey, who was previously the art director at The New York Times Magazine. It is featured by original music composed and recorded by Scottish band Mogwai, recently shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize.
The Reach is highly limited to only 288 decanters worldwide. For enquiry, please reach out to The Macallan at Raffles Hotel Singapore at +65 8351 3449.
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