The Macallan released Distil Your World Mexico, a limited-edition single malt whisky that captures the essence of one of Mexico’s most vibrant celebrations, the Day of the Dead festival, and also takes enthusiasts on a journey through the heart and soul of this dynamic tradition. Crafted by The Macallan Whisky Maker Diane Stuart in collaboration with the acclaimed Roca brothers, owners of El Celler de Can Roca, this release exemplifies the seamless integration of craftsmanship, tradition, and culinary artistry.
Diane Stuart and Joan Roca embarked on a captivating journey to Mexico City to immerse themselves in the Day of the Dead festival. Their encounters with globally acclaimed figures such as chef Elena Reygadas, curator Josefina Garcia, and farmer Luiz Perez have been artfully documented in a 30-minute documentary film. This film delves into the traditions, craftsmanship, and artistic nature of the festival, and provides a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creation of Distil Your World Mexico.
Distil Your World Mexico is a sensory chef-d’oeuvre that reflects the energy, color, and spirit of the Day of the Dead celebration. Matured in a combination of meticulously selected American and European oak casks, this limited-edition release boasts a 100% natural color reminiscent of vibrant marigold. Its tasting notes include the enchanting flavors of sugared pan de muerto bread, creamy vanilla, and sweet pineapple, paying homage to the vibrant and diverse culinary traditions of Mexico.
In tandem with the whisky, the globally acclaimed Roca brothers have crafted a complex and daring menu that immerses diners in the rich tapestry of the Day of the Dead festival. Inspired by the celebration’s colors, shapes, characters, and cultural traditions, their creations complement the whisky perfectly, creating an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
The Macallan Distil Your World Mexico is not just a treat for the palate but also a feast for the eyes. Housed in a striking white presentation box adorned with a marigold design embracing the bottle, every detail has been carefully considered. The vibrant pink lining of the box and touches of pink on the bottle symbolize joy and the celebration of life, mirroring the spirit of the Day of the Dead. Accompanying the package is an exclusive, bespoke artwork by illustrator Alfredo Rios, adding an extra layer of Mexican folklore to this already extraordinary release.
Distil Your World Mexico is a limited-edition release, and enthusiasts can acquire this exceptional 750ml bottle starting November 2023. Priced at $4,500, it will be available at select The Macallan Boutiques around the world, premium specialist retailers, and exclusive premium non-specialist retailers.
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