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Kathy S. Cunanan
February 8, 2024        |

A Night On Earth – The Journey with The Macallan: A Special Creation for Special Nights

Experience the magic of artistry and flavor in every sip.

“As much as many look to the consistencies and characters of a whisky or different single malts, there are also even more special creations sometimes. In the case of ‘The Journey,’ The Macallan presents ‘A Night On Earth,’ the second release in a series meant to give to others. The changing of the year is a time for reflection, they say, of celebrating and of sharing. Each release is meant to bring to mind a different destination, with its own traditions and histories.

The Macallan created ‘A Night On Earth’ as part of a series meant to give to others. The changing of the year is a time for reflection, they say, of celebrating and of sharing. Each release is meant to bring to mind a different destination, with its own traditions and histories.

‘A Night On Earth – The Journey’ is the second release in the series, a collaboration with acclaimed Chinese mixed-media artist Nini Sum, who created the multi-layered pack for this limited edition.

Crafted using a blend of The Macallan’s exquisite sherry-seasoned European and American oak casks, alongside American ex-bourbon barrels, this whisky is meant to embody a perfect harmony.

Its flavor profile comes from the New Years memories of Nini Sum, capturing the vivacious fireworks and the sweet aroma of steamed rice pudding. The scent mirrors the toasted oak reminiscent of Shanghai’s lively streets where rice popcorn vendors filled the air. The whisky carries a delightful nuttiness, echoing the shared sunflower seeds during laughter-filled family moments discussing New Year wishes.

Unboxing this special whisky is a process in itself. The first layer shows an expansive landscape, with a sky full of stars and fireworks that moves to a daylight scene of mountains and clouds.

The second layer, seen when you swing open the first, is more contemporary and urban in a bluish expanse. Bright strokes of color are meant to bring forth the movement of people as they leave the city to visit their family and friends.

The third layer is seen when you flip up the little door. Paper lanterns pop into view, and everything brings forth warmth of home and family with amber and orange tones.

Nini Sum commented: “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.”

“During this time of the year, people who work in big cities go through the world’s largest annual human migration to go back to their hometowns for that moment of reunion with their families and friends. When the fire is lit inside and paper lanterns hang from the roof, you know there is someone there waiting for you to come home so they can welcome you with a hot meal and a hug.”

Crafted without compromise. Please savour The Macallan responsibly.

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