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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 52 Year Old (2018 Release)

70cl, 48%

Yes, you read that correctly. This is a bottle of Macallan single malt Scotch whisky that has matured for at least 52 years. Drawn from a first-fill European oak sherry seasoned cask, this whisky has…  More info

The Macallan 52 Year Old (2018 Release)
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The Macallan 18 Year Old 1993 Sherry Oak

70cl, 43%

Some collectible sherried awesomeness from Macallan, this single malt was distilled in 1993 and matured for an entire 18 years in sherry casks. It's full of everything you love about Macallan and…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1993 Sherry Oak

Macallan 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 9441) - Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%

Distilled in 1997 at Macallan distillery, this 16 year old single malt was matured in a single hogshead and bottled in 2014 by The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. for the Copper's Choice range. Only 300…  More info

Macallan 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 9441) - Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

The Macallan Coronation

70cl, 56.9%

A limited edition commemorative release from The Macallan featuring two quite different, 35cl bottles of sherried Speyside whisky. Only 1953 bottles have been produced for the UK market to mark the…  More info

The Macallan Coronation

The Macallan 17 Year Old Fine Oak

70cl, 43%

The 17 year old edition of Macallan's Fine Oak, showcasing the range of casks in Macallan's extensive warehouses. The Fine Oak expressions are drawn from a trio of cask varieties - American and…  More info

The Macallan 17 Year Old Fine Oak

The Macallan Edition No.2

70cl, 48.2%

The second release from the Macallan Edition series is a collaboration between Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno and the three brothers behind El Celler de Can Roca (named Best Restaurant in the World…  More info

The Macallan Edition No.2
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Macallan 20 Year Old 1975 (cask 8904) - First Cask

70cl, 46%

An indie bottling of Macallan single malt from many moons ago. This single malt from the revered distillery in Speyside was distilled in 1975 and matured in cask #8904 until it was bottled for the…  More info

Macallan 20 Year Old 1975 (cask 8904) - First Cask

Macallan 30 Year Old - Forgotten Gems

70cl, 40.9%

Well-aged Macallan single malt Scotch whisky is always a rare and exciting sight, and this one is a real gem... It's a 30 year old expression from the legendary Speyside-based distillery, matured in…  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old - Forgotten Gems
$1,134.57

Macallan 30 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 46.5%

30 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Macallan distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. An incredibly well-Sherried Macallan to say the least. Those curiously…  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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The Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak (2019 Release)

70cl, 43%

Brand new to the distillery's Sherry Oak range comes the magnificent 30 Year Old Sherry Oak from The Macallan for 2019. As you've probably guessed, the single malt spent its entire three decades of…  More info

The Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak (2019 Release)

Macallan Edition No.5

70cl, 48.5%

The Macallan Edition series continues with the 5th release, and this one is all about the natural colour of the whisky! Celebrating the natural colour of the whisky, imparted by its time maturing in…  More info

Macallan Edition No.5
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The Macallan M (2019 Release)

70cl, 45.9%

Feast your eyes upon the 2019 release of The Macallan M, a jaw-dropping expression from the distillery in Speyside, boasting a wealth of rich sherry and mature oak notes. The decanter for this…  More info

The Macallan M (2019 Release)

The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak (2018 Release)

70cl, 43%

Part of the super-popular Sherry Oak range from The Macallan Distillery, this 25 Year Old Sherry Oak was matured exclusively in hand-picked, sherry seasoned oak casks from Jerez, Spain. As you would…  More info

The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak (2018 Release)
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The Macallan Concept No.1 2018

70cl, 40%

A bright and funky limited edition bottling of The Macallan, Concept No.1 is the first in the series released for the Travel Retail market, inspired by surreal art. The single malt is crafted from…  More info

The Macallan Concept No.1 2018
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Macallan-Glenlivet 1968 (bottled 1979) - Berry Bros. & Rudd

76cl, 42.8%

A rare little gem, this 1968 Macallan was bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd in 1979. It even features the "-Glenlivet" suffix in the name, as was the style back in the day. This bottle was part…  More info

Macallan-Glenlivet 1968 (bottled 1979) - Berry Bros. & Rudd

The Macallan Sienna - 1824 Series

70cl, 43%

The third darkest and third most expensive bottling in the no age statement, sherry matured 1824 Series from The Macallan. Sienna is a naturally occuring pigment, referring not only to the hue of…  More info

The Macallan Sienna - 1824 Series
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The Macallan 15 Year Old Triple Cask

70cl, 43%

Introduced in mid-2018, the Triple Cask range takes the place of Fine Oak in the Macallan stable. This expression is made exclusively with whisky aged for at least 15 years in a combination of…  More info

The Macallan 15 Year Old Triple Cask
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$118.05

The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak (2018 Edition)

70cl, 43%

Macallan's 18 Year Old Sherry Oak is a much-loved release from the Speyside distillery, matured in specially selected sherry-seasoned casks from Jerez, Spain. This particular instalment in the range…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak (2018 Edition)

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1974

70cl, 43%

A bottle of Macallan single malt, distilled in 1974 and bottled at 18 years of age. Coincidentally, 1974 was also the year that Macallan bumped up its number of stills to 18. At least, we hope it was…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1974
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The Macallan Rare Cask - Batch No.2 (2019 Release)

70cl, 43%

It's the second wonderful batch of The Macallan Rare Cask for 2019! Just like Batch No.1, it was vatted from 50 European sherry seasoned oak butts. The whisky is presented at 43% ABV in a rather…  More info

The Macallan Rare Cask - Batch No.2 (2019 Release)
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The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak (2019 Release)

70cl, 43%

Here we have a truly stunning Speysider - it's the impressively sherried 2019 edition of Macallan's 25 Year Old Sherry Oak. It's matured exclusively in hand-picked sherry oak casks from Jerez for a…  More info

The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak (2019 Release)
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$1,815.35

The Macallan Gold Double Cask Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%

A delightful limited edition gift pack containing a 70cl bottle of the wonderful Macallan Gold Double Cask. It also comes with two branded glasses, perfect for sharing said whisky.  More info

The Macallan Gold Double Cask Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1982

70cl, 43%

Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, distilled all the way back in 1982 (The year Blade Runner was released in cinemas, we'll have you know!) and matured for 18 years in sherry casks. Very collectible…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1982

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1983

70cl, 43%

A 1983 vintage single malt from Macallan, matured exclusively in sherry casks for 18 years. These released have acquired many fans over the years, and subsequently have becomes rather hard to find.  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1983

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1971

75cl, 43%

This is a very collectible bottling of Macallan 18 Year Old, distilled in 1971 and matured in sherry casks. 1971 was the year that Led Zeppelin IV was released, making it a very important year indeed.  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1971

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