The Spanish bottle
On the surface, there’s very little that seems Spanish-y about the Macallan, one of the most revered brands of Scotch whisky. But for its latest release , the Macallan team has sought inspiration from the Iberian country. Specifically, Macallan has partnered with the brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, the culinary team behind El Celler de Can Roca, a 30-year-old Spanish citadel of fine dining that has been twice voted the best restaurant in the world. The brothers helped pick the European and American oak casks used to age a special edition of the whisky, dubbed the Macallan Edition No. 2 ($100). The result is a lush sip, with flavor notes ranging from chocolate to black pepper.