LOVE WHISKY and chocolate? If so, The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao will hit the spot as it fuses both flavours in an innovative dram.

This first limited-edition whisky in a series of single malts will also see the world-famous brand progress its journey towards sustainable packaging.

Inspired by The Macallan’s deep-rooted connection to nature for nearly 200 years, The Harmony Collection is an exploration into the world of sustainable packaging, which will fuse innovative techniques with materials from the natural world at the end of their life to see them reborn with a renewed purpose.

For this release, The Macallan whisky-maker Polly Logan went to Girona in Spain where she immersed herself in the world of chocolate, exploring the chocolate-making process and uncovering distinctive flavour profiles.

Polly collaborated with world-renowned pastry chef Jordi Roca, the youngest of the acclaimed Roca brothers of El Celler de Can Roca, with whom The Macallan has a longstanding relationship. She also spent time with master chocolatier Damian Allsop.

Crafted from a harmonious combination of European and American oak casks, the result is an “exceptionally rich single malt whisky characterised by a deep, dark chocolate profile, which pairs perfectly with the richest chocolate for a luxurious sensorial experience”.

It comes in a fully recyclable and biodegradable presentation box, made using natural by-products in the chocolate-making process. The box is crafted using discarded husks from cacao pods and brings together The Macallan’s renowned craftsmanship with contemporary packaging techniques aimed at minimising waste.

Sustainability has been a constant guiding principle for The Macallan since it began crafting its single malt whisky in perfect harmony with the beautiful nature that surrounds The Macallan Estate in Scotland’s Speyside in 1824.

Polly said: “The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao is a wonderful expression which brings together the world of whisky with the fascinating world of chocolate.

“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 flavours to emerge.”

The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao is priced at about £115 and is available at The Macallan Estate, The Macallan Online Boutique and premium retailers, bars and restaurants around the world.