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The Macallan

In 1824, the Macallan distillery was licensed to Alexander Reid, but under a different name; it started life as Elchies Distillery. Macallan sits in close proximity to a ford across the river Spey, the site originally held a farm distillery, which was frequented by cattle drovers crossing the ford. The distillery was expanded toward the end of the nineteenth century and renamed Macallan-Glenlivet and in 1980 the 'Glenlivet' suffix was removed.

From the 1950s onwards, Macallan has been greatly extended; in 1965 it doubled its stills to twelve, then to eighteen in 1974 and in 1975, it further increased them to number twenty-one. This was down to great demand, for Macallan had become very sought after. Old vintages are highly prized and very valuable.

Roderick Kemp acquired the distillery in 1892 and set up a family trust. In 1968, Macallan-Glenlivet was traded on the London Stock Exchange. The name is a conjunction of ‘Magh’, Gaelic for a fertile piece of land, and ‘Ellan’, or ‘Of St Fillan’. St Fillan was an Irish Monk who travelled through Scotland during the 700s, promoting Christianity.

In 1986, the Japanese company Suntory bought out a quarter of the stocks and a decade later, Highland Distillers bought out the remaining stocks, ending the Kemp family interests. The Macallan has largely used Sherry casks for the maturation of their whisky. A very characteristic Speysider,the distillery recently brought out the Macallan Fine Oak range, which featured plenty of Bourbon-matured malt, and an eighteen year-old from this range, took first place in Whisky Magazine’s “Best Malts of the World”.

In 1999, Macallan was acquired by Edrington, and has not changed hands since.

In 2013 it was announced that a completely new, £100 million distillery was to be built. The new distillery, sporting a subterranean design, was commissioned on 9 November 2017. It finally opened in June 2018, although it ended up costing Edrington £140 million. The roof is covered with a grass and wildflower blanket, and sports a design that resembles waves, designed to mimic the rolling hills of Speyside, camouflaging it into the cliffs. The roof itself is a giant puzzle held together by precision, no glue or nails of any kind. Though an innovative feat of engineering, the whisky production has stayed as traditional as always.

The distillery produces 15 million litres of spirit each year, and Edrington is also aiming for quadruple growth for the brand within the next 25 years.

The Macallan 10 Year Old - 1990s

70cl, 40%

A 1990s edition of the wonderful Macallan 10 Year Old - a classic Speyside whisky with a gracefully charming character. A collector's piece for sure! This bottle was part of a private collection -…  More info

The Macallan 10 Year Old - 1990s
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The Macallan 12 Year Old Triple Cask - Lunar New Year 2020 Twin Pack

140cl, 40%

Behold, a limited edition twin pack of The Macallan 12 Year Old Triple Cask, released to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020, the Year of the Rat! The whisky itself is drawn from a combination of…  More info

The Macallan 12 Year Old Triple Cask - Lunar New Year 2020 Twin Pack

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1985

70cl, 43%

A very impressive release from Macallan, this 18 Year Old was put into cask back in 1985. The single malt spent the next 18 years in Oloroso sherry casks until it was bottled at 43% ABV. On the…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1985

Macallan 30 Year Old 1988 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 52%

We've got our hands on a fantastic 30 year old single malt from the legendary Macallan distillery and have independently bottled it up for our Single Cask Series! This Speysider was distilled all the…  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old 1988 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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The Macallan 1841 Replica

70cl, 41.7%

A replica of a bottle of Macallan from 1841, drink it and imagine you were there in those heady times - this was actually the year that Sir Richard Owen coined the term "dinosaur". The whisky in this…  More info

The Macallan 1841 Replica
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Macallan 18 Year Old - 18 (UKSF) Signal Regiment

70cl, 52.6%

This is a particularly rare bottling of single malt from the Macallan Distillery right here, folks. It's an 18 year old expression, which was bottled for the 18 (UKSF) Signal Regiment of the Royal…  More info

Macallan 18 Year Old - 18 (UKSF) Signal Regiment

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1980

70cl, 43%

This is a rare and collectible bottle of Macallan 18 Year Old, distilled back in 1980 and allowed to mature in sherry oak casks. These are highly sought-after by whisky enthusiasts... This bottle…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1980

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1976

70cl, 43%

An old, rare bottling of 18 year old Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in 1976 and bottled in the 1990s. A handsome collectible for whisky enthusiasts. This bottle was part…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1976
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The Macallan 18 Year Old Triple Cask

70cl, 43%

This 18 year old Macallan single malt sits at the peak of the Triple Cask range (which replaced the Fine Oak range in mid-2018). With maturation taking place in a combination of European sherry…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old Triple Cask
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The Macallan 10 Year Old - Whisky Magazine 10th Anniversary Bottling

70cl, 57.4%

A rare bottle of Macallan 10 Year Old, originally released in celebration of Whisky magazine's 10th anniversary! Very collectible for whisky, Whisky Magazine and magazine enthusiasts alike. Only 300…  More info

The Macallan 10 Year Old - Whisky Magazine 10th Anniversary Bottling

The Macallan Boutique Collection (2017 Release)

70cl, 56.8%

Here we have the 2017 release of The Macallan Boutique Collection, created exclusively to celebrate the opening of the first ever Macallan Boutique at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. It was…  More info

The Macallan Boutique Collection (2017 Release)

The Macallan 15 Year Old Fine Oak

70cl, 43%

An exceptional 15 year old from The Macallan. This was matured in a mix of sherry and bourbon, one of the best from the Macallan Fine Oak Range..  More info

The Macallan 15 Year Old Fine Oak
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The Macallan Ruby - 1824 Series

70cl, 43%

The jewel in the crown of The Macallan's 1824 Series is erm, a Ruby! With the darkest hue in a no age statement range where colour is king, Ruby has spent the longest time in only the very finest…  More info

The Macallan Ruby - 1824 Series
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The Macallan M Black

70cl, 45%

A very special release from Macallan, which looks to have combined elements from The Macallan M and The Macallan Rare Cask Black, resulting in The Macallan M Black (it's a bit like in The Fly when…  More info

The Macallan M Black

The Macallan Fifties

50cl, 40%

In the late 1990s/early 2000s, Macallan released a series of Travel Retail bottlings based around creating whiskies to reflect flavour profiles from past decades. This particular expression was made…  More info

The Macallan Fifties

Macallan 26 Year Old 1993 - Xtra Old Particular The Black Series

70cl, 56.4%

From Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular The Black Series comes a 26 year single malt from the legendary Macallan Distillery! This expression was distilled back in November 1993 and left to age in a…  More info

Macallan 26 Year Old 1993  - Xtra Old Particular The Black Series

Macallan 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 13082) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.6%

A very impressive bottling of Macallan, distilled all the way back in 1993! The single malt then spent an entire quarter of a decade in a refill hogshead. We're sure it had a lovely time, though at…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 13082) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

The Macallan Reflexion

70cl, 43%

The Macallan Reflexion is a superb expression from the legendary distillery in Speyside, created by Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno using whiskies matured exclusively in first-fill Sherry seasoned…  More info

The Macallan Reflexion
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The Macallan 12 Year Old (1L) - 1980s

100cl, 43%

This is a 1 litre bottling of 12 year old single malt from Macallan, bottled in the 1980s. Very collectible indeed. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed…  More info

The Macallan 12 Year Old (1L) - 1980s

Macallan 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 13/1) - 30th Anniversary Gift Box (Signatory)

70cl, 48%

An impressive 25 Year Old Macallan, distilled back in 1993! The single malt was matured in a single hogshead for the majority of its ageing, though was transferred to a single sherry butt for the…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 13/1) - 30th Anniversary Gift Box (Signatory)

Macallan 28 Year Old 1990 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 44.3%

We've got our hands on another excellent single malt from the Macallan Distillery to bottle as part of our Single Cask Series! This particular whisky was distilled back in January 1990 and left to…  More info

Macallan 28 Year Old 1990 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
$1,497.66

The Macallan Classic Cut (2018 Release)

70cl, 51.2%

An exciting annual release from The Macallan, the Classic Cut 2018 Release was matured exclusively in hand-picked oloroso sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain, before being bottled at 51.2%…  More info

The Macallan Classic Cut (2018 Release)

The Macallan 50 Year Old - The Red Collection

70cl, 45.1%

The charity auction is now live (timeline below)! Why all the fuss? Read more about this approach over on the blog. An exceptional 50 year old single malt from Macallan, left to mature for half a…  More info

The Macallan 50 Year Old - The Red Collection

The Macallan 10 Year Old - 1990s

70cl, 40%

An bottling of 10 year old single malt from the highly-regarded Macallan distillery in Speyside, which we believe to have been released in the 1990s. A handsome collectable bottle for a Macallan…  More info

The Macallan 10 Year Old - 1990s
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Macallan 30 Year Old 1989 (cask 13342) Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53.5%

A very impressive bottle of Macallan, independently bottled up by Douglas Laing for the Xtra Old Particular series. The Speysider was distilled in 1989 and left to mature in a single refill hogshead.…  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old 1989 (cask 13342) Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

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