Macallan ‘M Copper Decanter’ Single Malt Scotch Whisky
M Copper is part of The Macallan M Collection, created to showcase The Macallan’s Six Pillars which encompass our guiding principles of mastery, artisanship and creativity. This limited release is an ode to the Curiously Small Stills that play an integral role in how we craft our precious spirit. Our Curiously Small Stills are one of the defining features of our distillation process. The curiously small stills give the spirit perfect contact with the copper, which helps to concentrate our ‘new make’ spirit and create the rich and robust character that The Macallan single malts are renowned for.
As the liquid is heated in the stills, the alcohol within boils and turns to vapour, travelling over the neck of the still, where it cools and is condensed back into liquid. In larger and taller stills the alcohol vapour has a long way to travel, resulting in heavier vapours falling back into the boil and only the lighter vapours finding their way into the condenser. With small stills we can collect a dense and rich style of spirit, as the alcohol vapour does not travel as far.
Distilling our full-bodied spirit ensures that we can mature our whiskies for a long time, allowing the spirit to soak up all the intricate flavours of our oak wood casks. With 100% natural colour, this single malt whisky has unique flavours of pear and white peach, and a smooth mouth feel with a finish of toasted oak.
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Founded in 1824, The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then we have built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland – and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship.
The Macallan distillery was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. The original name of the area was “Maghellan”, taken from the Gallic word “magh”, meaning fertile ground and “Ellan”, from the Monk St.Fillan – who held a close association with the church that stood in the grounds of The Macallan Estate until 1400. Farmers had been making whisky on their Speyside farms in the area for centuries, using their surplus barley during the quieter winter months.