A Singular Scotch Whisky Experience In The Wolgan Valley
Scotch single malt comes to the Australian bushland in a unique expression of sustainable luxury.
Offering the closest thing you’ll get to sipping drams in the Scottish Highlands without requiring a passport, The Macallan and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley have joined forces to create a bespoke sensorial whisky experience.
Running from May 2023 to May 2026, the collaboration takes guests through the storied history and multivarious stories behind The Macallan—accompanied by unparalleled views and more than a few exclusive drops. Nestled in the picturesque surrounds of Wolgan Valley, in the Greater Blue Mountains region, whisky aficionados and newcomers alike will have the opportunity to indulge in some of the finest exquisite single malts available.
“Australia is a large market for brown spirits, specifically in the malt scotch category at the prestige level and has a large wealth population, makes it a focused market with substantial opportunities for The Macallan,” shares Lai-Ching Kok, managing director of Edrington Southeast Asia & Pacific. “The unique sensorial partnership with Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley will bring an elevated brand experience to the luxury clientele as well as The Macallan collectors and whisky connoisseurs.”
Spanning limited editions, new releases, rare expressions, and archival expressions—including selections from the iconic M family—the experience allows participants to completely immerse themselves in The Macallan world.
Naturally, any sensorial experience would be incomplete without a Lucullan repast. Carefully curated menus by Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley resident chef Pitam Gurang will accompany the selection of exceptional whiskies. The unique culinary series will showcase seasonal produce grown on-site, foraged from the reserve, and sourced from the region’s finest farmers and producers.
Robb Report was invited to experience the collaboration prior to launch and suffice to say, it’s well worth the drive—or chopper ride—up.
Available to guests staying at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, the bespoke partnership comprises three distinct experiences:
- The Macallan Serves: held in the new dedicated The Macallan Lounge, which is privy to stunning valley vistas, guests are invited to savour cocktails designed to highlight the Speyside distillery’s renowned single malts. Cocktails make use of native flora, such as handpicked lemon-scented tea tree.
- The Macallan Flights: with the option for a self-guided flight or curated tasting adventure, this experience offers education through imbibing. The Macallan Prestige Flight, a carefully selected sampling, comprises new releases, limited editions, and archival drams designed to delight.
- The Macallan Five-course Whisky Pairing Dinner: exactly what it sounds like. Held in the Wolgan Dining Room, overlooking the expansive resort, it features a seasonal one-of-a-kind menu designed by resident chef Pitam Gurang to complement The Macallan’s exceptional serves.
Held over three years, from May 2023 to May 2026, it’s a decidedly different way to immerse yourself in the world of whisky.
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