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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, Macallan recently brought out a range of Fine Oak casks which were Bourbon-matured and an eighteen year-old from this range, took first place in Whisky Magazine’s “Best Malts of the World”.

The Macallan Select Oak 1l

100cl, 40%

From Macallan's Travel Retail Range - The 1824 Collection - comes this lovely whisky aged in American oak seasoned with either sherry or bourbon, and first fill European oak sherry casks. Delightful.  More info

The Macallan Select Oak 1l
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$73.46

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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$77.03

The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition

70cl, 42.80%

Released for the travel retail market, The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition was crafted by Bob Dalgarno, Macallan's distillery manager, using whisky drawn from a combination of Sherry and bourbon…  More info

The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition
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$99.19

Darkness! Macallan 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

50cl, 52.30%

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, 40.90%

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

50cl, 41.20%

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)

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

50cl, 43.40%

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
$5447.40

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 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)

Macallan 12 Year Old - Alchemist

70cl, 46%

A 12 year old from the Macallan distillery, bottled for the Alchemist range, created by Gordon Wright who previously worked for both Springbank and Bruichladdich.  More info

Macallan 12 Year Old  - Alchemist

Macallan 12 Year Old (Alchemist)

70cl, 46%

A 12 year old from the Macallan distillery, bottled for the Alchemist range, created by Gordon Wright who previously worked for both Springbank and Bruichladdich.  More info

Macallan 12 Year Old (Alchemist)
$54.40

Macallan 12 Year Old 1997 (cask 5745) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

This was distilled at Macallan in the Autumn of 1997. It was then aged for 12 years in refill hogshead number 5745 before bottling by Douglas Laing in the Winter of 2010.  More info

Macallan 12 Year Old 1997 (cask 5745) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Macallan 12 Year Old 1997 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

A 1997 vintage Macallan, bottled by Signatory on the 10th November 2009. This was matured in 2 hogsheads - numbers 618 and 619. A release of 753 bottles of 12 year old Macallan.  More info

Macallan 12 Year Old 1997 (Signatory)
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Macallan 12 Year Old 1997 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A single cask Macallan from the Provenance range. This was distilled in Autumn 1997 and aged for 12 years in hogshead number 6191 before bottling in Spring 2010.  More info

Macallan 12 Year Old 1997 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Macallan 12 Year Old 1998 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%

This was distilled at The Macallan distillery in 1998, and it was filled into bourbon barrels. It was then sourced by Murray McDavid, who took it over to Bruichladdich on Islay, where it was finished…  More info

Macallan 12 Year Old 1998 (Murray McDavid)

Macallan 13 Year Old (Adelph)

70cl, 58.80%

A cask strength, single cask Macallan, this was aged for 13 years before bottling in 2010 by Adelphi. A release of 300 bottles.  More info

Macallan 13 Year Old (Adelph)

Macallan 13 Year Old 1993 Rum Finish Advance Sample - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%

A rum finish from the Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask range! This was distilled in November 1993 and aged in cask 3704 before bottling in June 2007.  More info

Macallan 13 Year Old 1993 Rum Finish Advance Sample - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Macallan 13 Year Old 1995 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%

This single cask Macallan was matured in Sherry Butt number 14525 for 13 years before bottling as part of the Coopers Choice range. A release of 540 bottles.  More info

Macallan 13 Year Old 1995 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

Macallan 13 Year Old 1996 - NC2 (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 46%

This Macallan was distilled in 1996 and aged for 13 years before bottling for Duncan Taylor's NC2 range in 2010.  More info

Macallan 13 Year Old 1996 - NC2 (Duncan Taylor)

Macallan 14 Year Old 1995 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%

14 year old Macallan, distilled in 1995. This was aged in bourbon barrels and finished in Sauternes casks from the First Growth Château D'Yquem. A release of 1,550 bottles with flavours like vanilla,…  More info

Macallan 14 Year Old 1995 (Murray McDavid)

Macallan 14 Year Old 1995 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%

14 year old Macallan, bottled for the Vintage Malt Whisky Co's Cooper's Choice range. This was distilled in 2009 and aged in cask number 10448 before bottling in 2009.  More info

Macallan 14 Year Old 1995 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

Macallan 14 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A release of 365 bottles from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. This was distilled in October 1997 and aged for 14 years in a single refill hogshead before bottling at 50% abv in October 2011.  More info

Macallan 14 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
$78.43

Macallan 14 Year Old 1997 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%

This is a fourteen year old Macallan bottled by independent bottler Coopers Choice in 2011.  More info

Macallan 14 Year Old 1997 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$62.96

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

70cl, 51.70%

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)
$231.26

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