Nevada Scores Some Exclusive Whisky


Photo by Anthony Mair

Collectors of the Macallan’s single-malt Highland Scotches will have to come to Las Vegas to complete their 1824 Masters Series lineup; the two newest marques are only available in Nevada and are in limited quantity.

Reflexion ($1,500) draws its blood-orange color and zesty citrus nose and palate from the first-fill Spanish and American oak hogshead casks used to mature the whisky; smaller casks means a greater wood-to-whisky ratio for an intricate and intense character. Nevada received 232 bottles.

With a color fittingly described as “Spanish sunset,” No. 6 ($3,000) takes its natural hue and raisin/date/fig character from 100 percent first-fill Spanish sherry-seasoned oak casks. The six facets of the exquisite Lalique crystal decanter (of which Nevada has just 134) celebrate the six pillars of Macallan craftsmanship.

Rare Cask and M bookend the collection, selling for $300 and $4,500, respectively. You can find the complete set at luxury properties around town, including Aria, The Mirage, Bellagio, MGM Grand and the Venetian.

And if tasting the 1824 Masters Series doesn’t slake your thirst, you can find more Macallan—as well as Super Pours, world-class tasting and Master Classes—during the fifth annual Universal Whisky Experience, March 11-14 at Encore. Tickets start at $395 and are on sale at



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