Two iconic brands team up to launch the ultimate whisky experience

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There’s nothing quite like a good brand collaboration to create a buzz amongst consumers – so when an ultra-luxury Australian resort teams up with an iconic Scottish distillery to offer an unprecedented whisky experience, what’s not to love? 

From May 2023 until May 2026, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and The Macallan are offering whisky connoisseurs the opportunity to savour a wide range of single malts, including limited editions, rare expressions, new releases, and archival products from the resort’s exclusive ‘vault’. 

To celebrate the launch, a select group were invited to witness the unveiling of The Macallan Lounge, a charming new suite designed by Clifford Rip from Suede Interior Design. The room was designed to pay homage to the nature and culture of both brands’ heritage and sustainability philosophies. 

After landing via helicopter from Sydney – guests were treated to a sensorial journey tasting some of the most exquisite single malts, including the celebrated M Decanter – a bottle of which costs a cool $10,000. 

Surrounded by stunning valley vistas, plush but earthy décor, the Lounge was delicately designed to immerse guests in the atmospheric Blue Mountains surroundings – the perfect place to settle in for an evening by the fireplace, and sip on the finest drop. 

But what’s a collaboration without a pairing? 

Complementing the whisky experience, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley’s resident chef, Pitam Gurung has curated seasonal menus using locally sourced produce, including ingredients from their chef’s garden and specialties from local farmers and producers.  

“The Macallan is honoured to partner with the ultra-luxury Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley resort to bring a first-to-market exclusive private space curated with The Macallan bespoke journey set in the breathtaking Blue Mountains of Australia,” said Tim Stanhope, general manager, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.  

“Given the natural synergy and shared values between the two brands in unrivalled craftsmanship, exceptional hospitality, rich culture and our stand in sustainability, we believe this is the perfect pairing for the sophisticated Australian audience to discover.” 

The ultimate whisky experience 

Spoiled for choice, there are several different Macallan experiences on offer.  

  • The Macallan Serves: Guests can relish handcrafted cocktails that have been specifically designed to enhance the enjoyment of The Macallan’s renowned single malts. 
  • The Macallan Flights: Whisky enthusiasts can choose between a self-guided flight of carefully selected whiskies that highlight The Macallan’s exceptional oak casks or The Macallan Prestige Flight. 
  • The Macallan 5-course Whisky Pairing Dinner: Guests can take in the breathtaking views of Wolgan Valley while tucking a seasonal dinner menu exclusively tailored to pair with The Macallan’s whiskies. 

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