The worlds of whisky and chocolate unite. The Macallan partnered with the nation’s leading luxury handmade gourmet chocolate brand Compartés Chocolate to create a unique whisky and chocolate pairing tasting set. Compartés chocolates will compliment the tasting notes of The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao, the first limited edition whisky in an innovative new series of single malts that will see the brand continue its journey towards sustainable packaging.
To create the first edition in this new limited annual release series, The Macallan Whisky Maker Polly Logan went to Girona, Spain to discover the world of chocolate, explore the chocolate-making process, and detect the distinctive flavor profiles. Together with world-renowned pastry chef, Jordi Roca, the youngest of the acclaimed Roca brothers of El Celler de Can Roca, she visited Jordi’s famed chocolate factory, Casa Cacao in Girona and had an opportunity to spent time with master chocolatier, Damian Allsop.
This unique experience allowed Polly Logan to create The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao. Crafted from a combination of European and American oak casks, an exceptionally rich single malt whisky has a deep, dark chocolate character, which pairs perfectly with the richest chocolate.
The limited-edition whisky is housed in a fully recyclable and biodegradable presentation box, made using natural by-products in the chocolate-making process. The box is made using discarded husks from cacao pods and brings together The Macallan’s renowned craftsmanship with contemporary packaging techniques aimed at minimizing waste.
The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao is priced at $160. The Macallan Harmony Collection: Rich Cacao & Compartés Chocolate Tasting Set will be available starting on November 8th, 2021 for pre-order exclusively on ReserveBar. The pairing tasting set includes a bottle of the whisky, a 10-piece box of custom-made chocolate from Compartés Chocolate inspired by the tasting notes of the whisky, a pairing guide to take you through the tasting journey as well as two of The Macallan glencairn glasses.