The Macallan introduces the second release in the innovative Macallan Concept series that combines the passion behind The Macallan’s whiskey-making with art, music, and culture. This limited collection of whiskies is created exclusively for Global Travel Retail. The Macallan Concept Number 2 celebrates the similarities in the creative approaches of crafting whisky and creating music. The cask makeup of the first two releases is entirely different and they are inspired by different elements.
Concept Number 2 brings together music and whisky – two of the passions of The Macallan Whisky Maker, Steven Bremner. Beyond being part of The Macallan Whisky Master Team, Steven is also an avid house music DJ, and has curated a unique playlist inspired by Concept Number 2.
The creative process for both music and a single malt whisky can be quite similar. The layering of sounds can be placed down like the layering of different flavors from specific cask types. Each different cask brings its own influence to the character of the whisky, like each sound, adds intensity to a track.
Music has inspired many aspects of my life, both creatively and practically, as has whisky, so the creation of Concept Number 2 allowed me to look at my two passions through a different lens. – Steven Bremner, The Macallan Whisky Maker
Concept Number 2 is created from a collection of exceptional casks. Sherry-seasoned American oak casks bring a rhythmic sweetness of vanilla, citrus and toffee. This is mated with the rounded spiciness of Miguel Martin sherry casks, while ex-bourbon casks start harmonies of floral citrus and vanilla.