The Macallan teams up with the Roca Brothers

The Macallan teams up with the Roca Brothers

The partnership has joined forces to launch two gastronomic experiences

News | 09 Oct 2020

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Inspired by the wonders of London, The Macallan and world-renowned chefs, the Roca Brothers, have teamed up to launch two gastronomic experiences.

Named Distil Your World London, each experience will be held at some of London’s top bars and restaurants, created to encapsulate the essence of the city, while offering consumers the opportunity to test out a distinctive dish that has been paired with a new Macallan single cask whisky. The aforementioned whisky is only available for purchase by the measure in these specific locations.

The experiences were created by Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, owners of El Celler de Can Roca in Spain, which has been named Best Restaurant in the World twice, and Steven Bremner, The Macallan’s whisky maker.

The first experience features a scallop dish served in an elegant malt broth, with fennel, roasted hazelnut and artichoke puree, created as a representation of London’s produce from land and sea.

The second experience consists of three types of candied nuts; curry candied walnuts, Earl Grey candied macadamia nuts, and mint and ginger cashew nuts, each infused with unique London tasting notes, such as lemongrass, curry spice and Earl Grey.

To compliment these culinary creations, Bremner and Josep Roca have worked together to select an exclusive single cask from The Macallan Distillery. The single cask release is limited to 465 bottles, which are only available via the on-trade.

Consumers will be able to experience the iconic consommé dish and single cask whisky pairing exclusively at Rosewood London, in a setting which captures the character The Macallan Estate in Speyside.

The candied nuts and single cask whisky pairing experience will also be available at Rosewood London, as well as The Macallan Estate and in a selection of other exclusive London bars and restaurants, including The Ritz and The Connaught.

David Sinclair, The Macallan prestige & experience manager, said: “We were determined to offer consumers an exceptional experience which really celebrated the essence of London.

“By partnering with world renowned chefs, the Roca brothers, we’ve been able to create two distinctive gastronomic experiences which celebrate the flavours and aromas of the capital and work perfectly with our specially selected The Macallan single cask whisky.

“Having Rosewood London as the venue to deliver our iconic dish, as well as a selection of other exclusive London bars and restaurants offering our candied nuts and whisky pairing, we believe we’re celebrating all that London has to offer and we hope consumers will enjoy this unforgettable experience.”

Josep Roca, added: “London has a depth: it has a history, and centuries of written cuisine. Thinking up dishes and snacks that remind us of a city is a real challenge. Encapsulating the aromas, the essence, an idea for an appetizer. For a whisky to have that kind of connection with a city is fascinating and all of these challenges arise in the kitchen at El Celler de Can Roca.”

The consommé dish and whisky pairing experience will come with a welcome cocktail and will be available at Rosewood London, from the 19th October for the cost of £100.

The three types of candied nut and whisky pairing experience, will also come with a welcome cocktail and will be available at Rosewood London, from the 19th October and also at The Macallan Estate and in a selection of exclusive London bars and restaurants, including The Ritz and The Connaught from November 2020. The experience will cost £90.

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