Discover your new end of day or weekend go-to at Mandalay Whisky and Cigars, a not-so-secret bar that lets you in on the revered world of heritage Scotch malt, The Macallan.
There is a mighty reputation that precedes the heavy-hitting name of Macallan, without a doubt one of the world’s most sought after and revered whisky brands. From its rich heritage, pop-culture cred, and its signature complex flavor of fruit notes, toffee and a lash of nuttiness, the Scotch spirit continues to make a mark with the new generation of whisky drinkers of the connoisseur, collector and casual sort. Definitely not one to be messed with as it is, the full effect of the flavor can be heightened and therefore much more appreciated with a necessary experience that cuts across many senses.
Imagine sitting back in a flatulent but cozy leather armchair decorated with gold studs for that dash of opulence. As soon you give in to the figurative poison of lazing in the moment, your eyes catch gaze of a wooden shelf carved out on the wall, which is as you inspect further, is decked out with ambient lights and some of the world’s most prized selection of spirits. Before you dismiss this is as just a literary babble, we suggest you go ahead and check out The Macallan Lounge at Mandalay, a perfect partnership that aims to provide a venue for distinguished whisky enthusiasts to discover and relish the ultimate luxury spirit.
Tucked within the streets of the Makati Central Business District, make your way beyond what may seem to be just a closet pushed at the back of The Belle & Dragon and enter the world of many intimate possibilities at the decidedly hidden Mandalay Whisky and Cigars. With its vision and dedication to the standards and stipulations of fine spirits, The Macallan finds a worthy partner in its efforts to share its heritage and flavors. A true realization of the brand’s identity, the lounge is brought to life with bold design elements such as the aforementioned leather and wood, as well as intrusions of chevron pattern and marble.
But, of course, the true star of the space is an exclusive access to an extensive collection of exquisite and rare Scotch whiskies from The Macallan reserve such as the core 12 Year Old age statements of Sherry Oak, Double Cask and Triple Cask Matured, Edition Series, as well as the prestigious 1824 Masters Series collection–Rare Cask, Reflexion, No. 6 and M. Needless to say, this is set to be our new weekend haunt, as it very well should be yours, too.
The Macallan Lounge @ Mandalay can be found 100 Carlos Palanca St., Legazpi Village, Makati.