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The Macallan Edition No. 2 Highland Single Malt Scotch WhiskyAfter the barley is harvested in late August and early September, it is malted before being mashed in one of The Macallan's two mash tuns, a process that takes between four and eight hours. Then, the barley is fermented with a specially cultured yeast before being distilled twice through The Macallan's copper-pot stills. The copper comprising the stills acts as a catalyst, and enhances the formation of sweet esters while minimizing impurities such as sulphur. In addition, the curiously small stills — some of "the smallest stills within the Scotch whisky industry," according to production manager Alexander Tweedie — produce a whisky with a heavy, oily flavor.
Following distillation, The Macallan distillers remove the heads and tails of the whisky and collect approximately 16% of the spirit to fill into casks for maturation. This "cut," which is among the highest of any Scottish distillery, results in a more full-bodied and richer whisky.
Macallan Edition No. 2 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the second release in a new annual limited released from the esteemed distillery. Edition No. 2 is a collaboration between the Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno, and the Roca brothers, whose restaurant El Celler de Can Roca has been named best restaurant in the world twice.