The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao
The Macallan has unveiled The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao in Singapore, the first limited edition whisky in an innovative new series of single malts that will see the brand progress its journey towards sustainable packaging. For a dedicated weekend, on the 4th & 5th December 2021, The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao Experience will debut against a panoramic city skyline at ION Sky, allowing guests to immerse themselves in a full cacao experience.
Inspired by The Macallan’s deep-rooted connection to nature for nearly 200 years, The Harmony Collection is an exploration into the world of sustainable packaging, which will fuse innovative techniques with materials from the natural world at the end of their life to see them reborn with a renewed purpose.
To create the first edition in this new limited annual release series, The Macallan Whisky Maker Polly Logan embarked on a unique journey to Girona, Spain, where she immersed herself in the world of chocolate, exploring the chocolate-making process and uncovering the distinctive flavour profiles.
Polly collaborated with world-renowned pastry chef, Jordi Roca, the youngest of the acclaimed Roca brothers of El Celler de Can Roca, with whom The Macallan has a long- standing relationship. As part of the exploration, she visited Jordi’s famed chocolate factory, Casa Cacao in Girona and she also spent time with master chocolatier, Damian Allsop. Through this unique experience, Polly drew inspiration from the duo’s passion, knowledge and creativity to create The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao, searching the sherry seasoned oak casks maturing at The Macallan Estate to identify rare, indulgent chocolate notes.
The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao Experience
As part of a local collaboration to bring The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao to life in Singapore, award-winning local chocolatier and pastry chef Janice Wong will be featuring an exclusive showcase, inspired by the new whisky at The Harmony Collection Rich Cacao Experience at ION Sky.
This one-of-a-kind experience showcases the unique journey into the world of chocolates, exploring the chocolate-making process and uncovering the distinctive flavour profiles that draw parallels to the intricacies of the whisky making process. All guests will be presented with Janice Wong’s signature bean-to-bar single origin Ecuador and Colombian chocolate Bon Bons created exclusively to pair harmoniously with the limited-edition whisky expression.
Tickets for The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao Experience at ION Sky on the 4th & 5th of December 2021 will be available for purchase at SGD$22 each. Each ticket will include a dram of The Harmony Collection Rich Cacao whisky accompanied with a canapé pairing, and a set of exclusive chocolate Bon Bons created by Chef Janice Wong.
The Macallan Harmony Collection Private Dining Experience
Following the pop-up debut, and for a limited time only in December 2021, private diners will be able to reserve The Macallan Harmony Collection Private Dining Experience on selected evenings – 13th, 16th and 23rd December, at The Macallan at Raffles Hotel Singapore. The exclusive menu is priced at S$285 (before GST) per person and will feature Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse menu and a special dessert created by Janice Wong to engage diners in a full bean-to-bar journey, bringing together the journey of cacao and whisky pairing.
The Macallan Harmony Collection Private Dining Experience
Dates: 13th, 16th, 23rd December 2021
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Venue: The Macallan at Raffles Hotel Singapore, 328 North Bridge Road #01-07 to 10 Singapore, 188719
*Boutique operates from 11am – 8pm.
More about the whisky:
Crafted from a harmonious combination of European and American oak casks, the exceptionally rich single malt whisky characterised by a deep, dark chocolate profile pairs perfectly with the richest chocolate for a luxurious sensorial experience.
In homage to its chocolate inspiration, The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao is encased in a beautiful fully recyclable and biodegradable presentation box, made using natural by-products in the chocolate-making process. The box is crafted without compromise using discarded husks from cacao pods and brings together The Macallan’s renowned craftsmanship with contemporary packaging techniques aimed at minimising waste.
Sustainability has been a constant guiding principle for The Macallan since it began crafting its single malt whisky in perfect harmony with the beautiful nature that surrounds The Macallan Estate in Scotland’s Speyside in 1824.
Polly Logan, Whisky Maker for The Macallan, said: “The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao is a wonderful expression which brings together the world of whisky with the fascinating world of chocolate.
“Working in collaboration with Jordi Roca, acknowledged as one of the best and most creative pastry chefs in the world, and with exceptional chocolatier, Damian Allsop, I went on a journey of discovery, learning of the craftsmanship, passion and creativity which goes into making chocolate.
“As I immersed myself in this world, I uncovered a great synergy between the whisky- making process and that of chocolate. Both take time and exceptional attention to detail, with even the slightest changes to the process encouraging different aromas and flavours to emerge.
“For this expression, I sought out a specific chocolate note in The Macallan’s traditional sherry seasoned European oak casks and combined this with a vanilla note imparted by sherry seasoned American oak casks to sweeten the slightly bitter chocolate note I had found. This exquisite single malt offers a delightful whisky and chocolate pairing experience and the chance to elevate The Macallan experience to a new dimension.”
Jordi Roca said: “Our collaboration with The Macallan allows us to challenge our own creativity, and in this project, we have been allowed to play with cacao, which is one of my passions. Being able to inspire a whisky and to create a unique tasting experience has been wonderful.”
The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao has an RRSP of SGD $212 and available at The Macallan Online Boutique and The Macallan at Raffles Hotel Singapore from 22nd November 2021.