The Macallan is one of the most highly regarded whisky brands on the market and they just celebrated the launch of The Harmony Collection Rich Cacao at The Surf Club Restaurant.
Raquel Raies, The Macallan National Brand Ambassador
The Macallan and National Brand Ambassador, Raquel Raies took event-goers through an amazing evening of educational whisky tasting. Not only is Raies the company’s first-ever female national brand ambassador but she is recently Miami-based, making this event even more meaningful.
This event was part of a national tour to celebrate the launch of The Harmony Collection Rich Cacao. The entire three-course meal was in conjunction with a whisky tasting, with a new whisky for each course. Pastry Chef of The Surf Club Restaurant, Julie Kurz worked alongside Raies to create a one-of-a-kind dessert to bring together the notes of Cacao and complement the new, rich whisky.
The Harmony Collection is an exciting addition to The Macallan roster with an emphasis on sustainable packing through cacao husks, while creating a limited edition whisky in an innovative new series of single malts.
“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 flavors to emerge,” explained Polly Logan, The Macallan Whisky Maker.
The Macallan Whiskey Maker explains the notes of this new malt as, the color of toasted cacao beans, the aroma of chocolate fondant, honey, oak, zesty lime and ginger, the palate of dark chocolate, honey, dates, vanilla and cinnamon and the finish of long rich chocolate.
Made in a combination of European and American oak casks, The Macallan Whisky Maker’s believe this bottle pairs perfectly with fine chocolates. Because of this, Macallan has partnered with Compartés Chocolate to create a Rich Cacao & Compartés Chocolate Tasting Set, to indulge in a chocolate and whisky tasting.
The tasting set will be available to purchase on November 15 on ReserveBar. This is an exciting limited edition offering that provides the full Macallan experience.