THE DARK SIDE OF CRYSTAL
M Black evolves the highly expressive aesthetic of Fabien Baron’s creative vision that makes its statement in M, in black crystal form. An evolution of the iconic M Decanter, this new step into lustrous black crystal from Lalique was crafted to reflect the diverse history of The Macallan single malt – a striking complement to a subtly smoky Macallan, The Macallan M Black is the latest and most complex release in the range. Designed specifically to celebrate a deep and smoky Macallan than its founding relation, the crystal that houses this precious spirit was also pushed into new territories. Requiring detailed research, prototyping and experimentation, the development of the M Black decanter was an adventure in crystal that produced an end product as unique as the whisky itself.
With exacting processes, long-perfected techniques and a perfect balance of innovation and heritage, M Black celebrates the union of the mastery of crystal and whisky making inside and out. An unexpected color and geometric form challenges all perceptions of traditional decanter design and perfectly offsets the peaty notes of this unique and complex single malt.
COLOUR: Raw Sienna
NOSE: Rich vanilla cream sweetness with light wisps of smoke and an earthy dark chocolate sweetness.
PALATE: Initially a rich combination of dried fruit and citrus and slowly this rolls into a rich peat smoke. It is a wonderful contrast, it is almost as if the whisky comes in two parts allowing an insight to the flavour before being enveloped in sweet peat notes. The light elements of smoked dried fruits and an almondy nuttiness makes it feel almost chewy.
FINISH: Long sweet dried fruit with a lengthy sweet peat flavour.