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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”.

Macallan 15 Year Old 1997 (cask 724713) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 51.7%

An exceptional rare Single Cask Macallan matured in teeny tiny 50 litre casks. Just 67 bottles were produced!  More info

Macallan 15 Year Old 1997 (cask 724713) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)
$196.56

Macallan 1989 (bottled 2016) (Rest & Be Thankful)

70cl, 49.5%

A single cask bottling of Macallan single malt, independently bottled for the Rest & Be Thankful range. This was distilled in 1989 and aged in a Sherry cask until March 2016, when it was bottled at…  More info

Macallan 1989 (bottled 2016) (Rest & Be Thankful)
$621.42

Macallan 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 11489) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.1%

An independently bottled Macallan single malt, aged for 25 years in one refill hogshead! This was distilled in the Speyside region in March 1991 and bottled in November 2016 by Douglas Laing for the…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 11489) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$487.27

Macallan 26 Year Old 1990 (cask 4049) (Rest & Be Thankful)

70cl, 50.2%

Ooh, an independent bottling of 1990 vintage Macallan here from the Rest & Be Thankful range! It was matured in a single bourbon cask which was filled in 1990 and emptied in 2016 - this one's a…  More info

Macallan 26 Year Old 1990 (cask 4049) (Rest & Be Thankful)
$688.34

Macallan 29 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 43.5%

Another batch of Macallan single malt from That Boutique-y Whisky Company! The second batch to carry an age statement - a full 29 years on this occasion - the label once again features the…  More info

Macallan 29 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
4
$572.70

Macallan Rare Cask Black

70cl, 48%

Smoky Macallan?! Yes indeed friends, such a thing exists! Macallan Rare Cask Black was made from a marriage of less than 100 casks, resulting in an expression that shows off a fascinating combination…  More info

Macallan Rare Cask Black
$468.57

The Macallan 10 Year Old (Old Label)

70cl, 40%

A very old, rare edition of the wonderful Macallan 10 Fine Oak - a classic Speyside whisky with a gracefully charming character. A true collector's piece for sure! Please note there is some wear…  More info

The Macallan 10 Year Old (Old Label)
1
$229.10

The Macallan 10 Year Old Sherry Oak

70cl, 40%

A 10 year old from the Macallan matured in sherry casks. Macallan uses only Golden Promise barley, and actually use up 90% of the annual crop of Golden Promise in Scotland!  More info

The Macallan 10 Year Old Sherry Oak
14
$86.71

The Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak

70cl, 40%

The 12 year old expression from The Macallan Fine Oak Range, matured in a selection of American and European oak casks seasoned with Sherry, as well as American oak casks seasoned with bourbon.  More info

The Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak
9
$62.43

The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak

70cl, 40%

A Sherry wood matured 12 year old from Macallan, a superbly balanced affair, one of the best of its age group.  More info

The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak
78
$72.69

The Macallan 15 Year Old 1947 (bottled 1962) - Fine & Rare

70cl, 45.4%

Macallan's Fine & Rare range explores the Speyside-based distillery's history with vintages of their whisky from long ago. This particular bottling is rather interesting indeed - it was distilled in…  More info

The Macallan 15 Year Old 1947 (bottled 1962) - Fine & Rare
2
$21,760.34

The Macallan 18 Year Old Fine Oak

70cl, 43%

An 18 year old single malt, joining Macallan's Fine Oak range. The series shows off a deft balance between juicy Sherried notes and vanilla/citrus rich bourbon oak elements.  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old Fine Oak
$187.40

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
3
$80.01

The Macallan Estate Reserve

70cl, 45.7%

Launched for the travel retail market, this stunning Macallan is made in sherry-seasoned hoggies and is bottled at 80 UK proof. Very tasty stuff from the 1824 Collection.  More info

The Macallan Estate Reserve
4
$206.82

The Macallan Gold - 1824 Series Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%

A stylish gift pack from one of Speyside's most well-known residents - Macallan. It contains a 70cl bottle of the Gold expression from their 1824 Series, along with two branded glasses.  More info

The Macallan Gold - 1824 Series Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
$46.81

The Macallan M - 1824 Series

70cl, 44.5%

The final entry in Macallan's 1824 Series steers away from the evocative, colour inspired names and goes simply by The Macallan M. Made with whiskies that reach far into Macallan's past with an…  More info

The Macallan M - 1824 Series
2
$3,436.51

The Macallan Rare Cask

70cl, 43%

The Macallan Rare Cask single malt Scotch whisky was introduced to the UK in mid 2015, after being launched in the US in late 2014. It's comprised of whiskies drawn from 16 different Sherry cask…  More info

The Macallan Rare Cask
16
$197.34

Darkness! Macallan 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

50cl, 52.3%

What happens when you place some delicious Macallan single malt in 50 litre first-fill Pedro Ximénez casks for an additional 3 months? Good things. Good things happen. Even in this short period, the…  More info

Darkness! Macallan 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

Macallan - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 40.9%

This whisky is from the eminent Speyside distillery of Macallan. Macallan are well-regarded for producing exceptional and award-winning whisky - so it was hardly a surprise that ‘That Boutique-y…  More info

Macallan - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
9

Macallan - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 41.2%

Macallan is legendary for producing exceptional and award-winning whisky - so it was hardly a surprise that ‘That Boutique-y Whisky Company’ snapped up some of this esteemed whisky and bottled it for…  More info

Macallan - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
1

Macallan - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 43.4%

The third batch of That Boutique-y Whisky Company's Macallan is a rich, malty whisky, featuring a wonderful graphic-novel-style illustration of a handsome giant looking with curiosity at Macallan's…  More info

Macallan - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Macallan - Sir Peter Blake

Pop art legend, Sir Peter Blake, has had his 80th birthday commemorated in absolute style with this limited edition art piece that brings you whisky from eight decades since the 1930’s. The 5cl…  More info

Macallan - Sir Peter Blake
$4,629.87

Macallan 10 Year Old (Alchemist)

70cl, 46%

A 10 year old Macallan, this was bottled for the new Alchemist range - and the Alchemist whiskies we've tried have really impressed us.  More info

Macallan 10 Year Old (Alchemist)

Macallan 10 Year Old Speaker Martin’s (Signed)

70cl, 40%

A bottle of 10 year old Macallan, which was specially selected by former Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin along with a few of his colleagues. In fact, this rare bottle (as well as the…  More info

Macallan 10 Year Old Speaker Martin’s (Signed)
$312.36

Macallan 11 Year Old 1997 - NC2 (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 46%

A Speyside single malt, this was distilled at the Macallan distillery in 1997 and matured for 11 years before bottling in 2009 by Duncan Taylor for the NC2 range.  More info

Macallan 11 Year Old 1997 - NC2 (Duncan Taylor)

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