Speyside single malt Macallan has unveiled a new range of four NAS (no age statement) whiskies exclusively for global travel retail: The Macallan Quest Collection.
The four variants – Macallan Quest, Lumina, Terra and Enigma – aim to celebrate the distillery’s ‘passionate and tireless quest for oak’.
They will replace current travel retail range The Macallan 1824 Collection, which includes Select Oak, Whisky Maker’s Edition and Estate Reserve, from January 2018.
Macallan Quest, bottled at 40% abv and priced at US$64 (70cl) and US$80 (one litre), combines four cask types, including European and American Sherry-seasoned oak, American ex-Bourbon and hogshead casks.
Macallan Lumina (41.3% abv, US$100/70cl) is matured in European and American Sherry-seasoned oak and hogshead casks.
Macallan Terra (43.8% abv, US$165/70cl) uses exclusively first-fill Sherry-seasoned casks, sourced from the Tevasa and Vasyma families of wood suppliers from Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.
Finally, Macallan Enigma (44.9% abv, US$250/70cl) claims Spain as its inspiration, sourcing its first-fill Sherry-seasoned butts exclusively from Tevasa.
Macallan master distiller Nick Savage said the new range was ‘a true homage to the extraordinary lengths taken by The Macallan’, adding that it ‘gives us the opportunity to reinforce the values rooted in the pure mastery of whisky-making’.
The Macallan Quest Collection will be sold in new bottles and cartons.