The Macallan
Steven Klein
Whisky type
Single Malt
Masters of Photography
The Macallan Distillery
Speyside, Schotland
Gelimiteerde uitgave
1.000 flessen
The Macallan

Review door The Macallan

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Sweet berries to the fore, tempered with hints of chalk and light vanilla. Dried fruits ripen but are still to open. Period oak, reminiscent of classrooms and gym halls. Ginger is caramelised, sweet and yet drying. Orange rounds out with a wisp of smoke.


Sweet spice lingers, then opens up to show subtle smokiness: brief then gone. A moment in time, as if it was never there. Dark chocolate, orange zest. Resinous oak is soft and textured. Wood smoke shows late.


Medium to long. Soft, rich fruit, ending in wood smoke.


Klein's vision and creativity is embodied further by The Masters of Photography: Steven Klein Edition Whisky. Limited to only 1,000 bottles worldwide, it is a single malt of stand-out quality that captures an ultimate The Macallan moment.

Each component of Kleins work is reflected through the vision of The Macallan's Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno, in the creation of a very specific and unusual whisky that mirrors the visual stimulus of Kleins moving image. It is a manifestation that transports the viewer to a different place where time, or a single moment, stands still - it cannot go backwards or forwards.

Inspired by time past, peated notes represent the smokiness of the industrial setting portrayed by Klein. This is combined with a selection of incredible casks, giving a whisky with sweetness, mystique and vibrancy unseen before in any The Macallan whisky. The first ever use by The Macallan of Rioja seasoned casks contribute pinkish tints in the whiskys rich dark colour, reflective of Steven Kleins own colour palette.

The Masters of Photography: Steven Klein Edition is presented in a stunning leather presentation case containing the limited edition whisky, 1 of 10 signed Steven Klein colour prints and a distinctive black horses head bottle stopper designed by Klein himself. This limited edition is further enhanced by a range of alchemic bar tools to create serves and flavour experiences created by the Roca brothers.

Bron: The Macallan