Macallan Edition No 4 – matured in seven types of casks

This year’s release of the series of limited editions was created to represent a new, modern style

The Macallan Edition No 4 was batched from whisky matured in seven different types of casks. The whisky makers wanted to combine a traditional style with a modern one, inspired by the new Macallan Distillery as press releases and information on the distillery website tell us. The new and very innovative £ 140 million distillery was opened in May (we reported here).

On the packaging of the bottle there are detailed information on the different cask of types the whisky for the Macallan Edition No 4 was matured in:

  • Second Fill Butts from European and American oak
  • Second Fill Hogsheads from European and American oak
  • First Fill Vasyma Hogsheads from American oak
  • First Fill Diego Martin Rosado Butts from European oak
  • First Fill Jose Y Miguel Martin Butts from European oak
  • First Fill Tevasa Butts/Puncheons from European oak
  • First Fill Tevasa Hogsheads from European oak

Tevasa and Vasyma are cooperages, Diego Martin Rosado and Jose Y Miguel Martin bodegas.

The Macallan No 4 was bottled with 48.4% ABV. Its aromatic character is described as zesty, vibrant and invigorating with notes of honey, sweet toffee and citrus fruits.