The Macallan Whisky A Night On Earth - The Journey is the third release of this collection, created in partnership with Chinese artist Nini Sum. It endeavours to encapsulate the essence and sentiments of celebrating New Year's Eve.
This limited edition whisky boasts a delightfully rich and lively flavor, reminiscent of the dazzling fireworks illustrated on the label against an evening sky. Its unique blend of first-fill Bourbon casks and sherry seasoned oak adds a creamy and energetic touch, setting it apart from other releases from the Macallan distillery.
"The steam coming off hot food during the New Year dinner is one of the most vivid ‘home’ feelings I remember. I wanted to re-create that atmosphere, those precious moments of gathering and reunion under a bright moon bringing us all together." - Nini Sum
Discover a delightful blend of toasted oak, creamy steamed rice, and refreshing citrus fruits on the nose. Notes of creamy vanilla and oat biscuits add depth to the palate, featuring a burst of effervescent lemon and lime, complemented by sweet vanilla sponge and hints of toasted coconut. The finish is smooth and satisfying with sweet toasted oak and notes of vanilla.
Official release notes from The Macallan:
This release marks a unique time of year and its vibrant, playful design reflects the joyous and celebratory nature of the occasion. The packaging itself is a work of art, showcasing Nini Sum's bespoke designs in a multi-layered gift box. The back of the pack features a contemporary cityscape in soothing blue hues, creating an intriguing contrast when you peel back the first layer. These bright flashes of colour represent leaving the city behind to embark on a heartfelt journey home to loved ones. The front of the pack, adorned in red, captures the essence of both day and night. Dark red hues evoke the night sky, stars, and fireworks, while light red hues mirror the serenity of daylight, mountains, clouds, and the beauty of nature. As you open the gift box, you will be greeted by a warm, inviting yellow and orange interior, reminiscent of lantern light and the comforting feeling of coming home. You will discover a bottle surrounded by imagery of the moon rising above the rooftops, symbolising hope and new beginnings. Trees, representing long life, peace, shelter and good health, echo with the trees. The circles on the packaging evoke the myriad of twinkling lights shining under the roofs of many families at night - a true celebration of togetherness.