The very worst thing about finding a whisky you like is that invariably, you'll buy more than one bottle at the cost of ignoring other delights along the road. The worst thing about finding a whisky that you like that's limited is that the window to buy more than one bottle is small, so you have a terrible decision to make... Buy one or two bottles and move on and spend your pennies on other things without the pressure to buy or bite the bullet and pony up enough dough to stock the cupboard with as many bottles as the bank account allows.
The latter problem is the issue I have with Macallan Edition No. 2. It's just one of those whiskies that clicked with my taste buds and made me want a few more bottles for the cupboard and then it gave me the fear of it running out so there I go, scampering around online shops to secure a few more bottles, just in case. The fear.
There's no doubt that in the world of limited editions (what ever the product) there's a hard core group that go out and buy up all the stock they can to flip (sell at an inflated price in the second hand market) for a quick profit and Macallan is a brand that always appears on the flipper's list. It used to always be the 18 Sherry Oak, but now it seems it's been joined by the Edition range. And for good reason. (And these are the people you're up against when you want to secure those extra few bottle before they hit the secondhand market).
For the money when it was released, the Macallan Edition No. 2 was EPIC!
As a NAS there's always going to be the argument that you don't know what you're buying in terms of age, but as a drinker, not an investor, or a train spotter, the one guiding principle that makes me want to buy more than one bottle is 'Does it taste good?' The Macallan Edition No.2 does, and then some.
Other reviews on here will tell you all you need to know about the nose, flavour and finish (all 3 are wonderful) but few will touch on the emotional tug that finding a great bottle has on the drinker.
For the £75 on release or there abouts, Macallan made something rather special, a whisky that does all the usual things you want a great Macallan to do but at an affordable(ish) price. They get a lot of stick for releasing whisky that is priced over the odds but when they release something like this we can forgive them their sins.
A truly beautiful whisky that gave me pleasure and fear in equal measure.