UPDATE: Macallan Edition 3 is officially announced on September 1st, 2017. Please do visit our post here for official information and tasting notes.

First information about The Macallan Edition No 3 is in the TTB database.

Each year Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno hand picks a unique selection of casks to create a new expression for the special limited – ‘The Macallan Edition Series’.

Macallan Edition 1 was a showcase of the distillery’s “80% of the flavor comes from our oak casks.” statement. It was an expression created from marrying of spirits matured in 8 different casks. Edition 2 was the result of a collaboration between Macallan and Roca brothers, owners of ‘El Celler de Can Roca’, twice voted the best restaurant in the world.

Now we have the first glimpse of the next expression in the line. According to labels found in TTB database (Special thanks to WhiskyPeer) The Macallan Edition No 3 is;

“… an extraordinary collaboration between our Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno and Master Perfumer Roja Dove

“…Together they embarked on a sensory journey of discovery as Roja imparted his remarkable knowledge of aroma to inspire the selection of distinctive oak casks. This characterful single malt is an exploration into our approach to whisky making, exposing the detail of its creation by our Master Whisky Maker, and offering true transparency…”

TTB Public Registry has been a good source of information regarding the upcoming new spirits. It should also not be forgotten that there are always possibilities the whisky or any other spirit, even with label approval, may not make it to the market for any reason. Until we receive an official statement from the distillery itself, everything we discuss here should be treated as buzz… 

The Macallan Edition No 3 will come bottled in 48.3% and will be a NAS product in a similar manner to previous expressions in line. No further information is available at the time of this post.