The Macallan announces new addition to Archival Series

25 January, 2021

The Macallan has revealed Folio 6, the latest instalment in the Scottish distillery’s Archival Series which takes inspiration from classic advertising campaigns of the brand

Folio 6 celebrates a 1984 campaign which told the story of then chairman of The Macallan, Allan Shiach. He is portrayed doing a sword-dance over a crossed brush and pen.

“Crafted to pay tribute to the playful sword-dancing Chairman advert of the 1980s, Folio 6 is a captivating single malt whisky which truly reflects the iconic status of the artwork it celebrates,” said The Macallan whisky maker, Polly Logan.

“Offering a fruity nose of orange and poached pear, along with notes of vanilla and warming cinnamon and nutmeg spice, a lovely hint of rich milk chocolate develops before giving way to a long, ginger finish. With its warming flavours, Folio 6 offers a unique way to experience The Macallan and its world-famous advertising campaigns of days gone by.”

Launched in 2015, the Archival Series showcases how The Macallan grew from its origins as a Speyside farmstead to world-renowned whisky brand, through the company’s print, press and film advertising campaigns of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

The Macallan Folio 6 has an abv of 43% and is priced at rrp £250. The bottle is presented in a book-shaped tin.

In global travel retail Folio 6 will be exclusively available from The Macallan Boutiques in Dubai DXB, London Heathrow and Taiwan Taoyuan airports from the first quarter of 2021.

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