This elite scotch whisky impressed by the Big Apple begins at a stiff $4,200 per bottle.
What makes a metropolis a worldwide icon, and transforms a whisky from an atypical liquid into one iconic in its personal proper? Legendary distiller The Macallan has launched into a journey to reply each these questions with the discharge final week of the brand new Distil Your World New York, the newest in a line of releases that discover the worlds of each effective Scotch whisky and culinary delights.
Never one to cease striving and looking out, the discharge was created in shut partnership with the Roca brothers, house owners of the El Celler de Can Roca — twice named the perfect restaurant on this planet. That’s a lofty imaginative and prescient in the direction of which to goal, however Polly and Juan Roca uncovered the thriving power beneath New York by way of inventive pursuits across the metropolis.
The finish results of spending time with figures like jazz musician Wynton Marsalis and Guggenheim Museum Art Curator Megan Fontanella? Both a 30-minute documentary (the fourth within the Distil Your World sequence), and much more crucially, a particular whisky derived from six European and American Oak casks.
The whisky and the documentary have been unveiled at a personal occasion on the gorgeous Rainbow Room final week, at which attendees might each sip on the masterful whisky and revel in extraordinary views of the town that impressed the soon-to-be-iconic liquid.
“This project is a homage to the people of New York. The daring, creative and diverse characters we’ve met along the way,” mentioned The Macallan Whisky Maker Polly Logan. “This whisky is bold, flavor vibrant and uplifting – just like each of them.”
The whisky itself is as diversified and masterful at instances as the town from which The Macallan drew inspiration: Subtle apple notes paved the way, together with peanut and chocolate, whereas the distillery famous that “uplifting citrus represents the skyscrapers that dominate New York’s skyline.”
In a becoming nod to the variety of the town itself, diners on the Rainbow Room reveal occasion had the possibility to take a culinary journey alongside the whisky, having fun with dishes developed by the Roca brothers (like cured and smoked strip steak and a potato cronut with salsa brava).
Taken altogether, it’s a exceptional strategy to fuse the power and inspiration of a metropolis and its inventive and gourmand culinary scenes, all of the whereas ending up with a closing product that’s nonetheless distinctly in step with The Macallan’s values.
The Distil Your World New York version is supposed to be treasured with every sip, and it’s introduced accordingly in a surprising show field that features an engraved aerial map of New York. An accompanying e-book takes readers and whisky lovers by way of the journey behind the newest Macallan version.
If you want to set off by yourself quintessentially New York journey, you’re making a decisive funding: Distil Your World New York retails for $4,200 (for the 70cl bottle) and $4,500 (for the 75cl model) at The Macallan Boutiques and a mixture of specialist and non-specialist retailers.
Much like embracing the one-of-a-kind attraction of New York City, it’s an journey very a lot value your time, and a whisky very a lot value including to your assortment whereas the restricted run of 1,000 bottles remains to be obtainable. Chart your course properly.