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

70cl, 50.20%

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)
$714.94

Macallan 28 Year Old 1987 (cask 3330) - Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 43.20%

A very well-Sherried single malt from the Macallan distillery right here, bottled by Càrn Mòr for their popular Celebration of the Cask Black Gold range. It was distilled in April 1987 and left to…  More info

Macallan 28 Year Old 1987 (cask 3330) - Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)
$491.15

Macallan 29 Year Old 1985 (cask 1389) - Celebration of the Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 47.70%

A 29 year old Macallan single malt, bottled by Càrn Mòr for their Celebration of the Cask Black Gold collection. This Sherried beauty was distilled in March 1985 and was left to mature in a single…  More info

Macallan 29 Year Old 1985 (cask 1389) - Celebration of the Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)

Macallan 30 Year Old 1977 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 55.20%

Distilled at the Macallan distillery in May 1977 and aged for 30 years before bottling at natural cask strength in June of 2007 for the Douglas Laing Old and Rare Platinum line.  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old 1977 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

Macallan 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 10783) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.70%

30 year old Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, presented by Douglas Laing as part of their Xtra Old Particular range, which is reserved for well-aged, rare whiskies (and this certainly fits the bill…  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 10783) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Macallan 30 Year Old 1985 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 48.30%

From Hunter Laing's fantastic Old & Rare Platinum series, reserved for some incredible independently bottled whiskies, comes a 30 year old Macallan single malt! This was distilled up in Speyside in…  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old 1985 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

Macallan 33 Year Old 1977 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 47.20%

A super rare, super exclusive Macallan from the Old and Rare Platinum range. This was distilled in May 1977 and aged for 33 years in a refill hogshead and a red wine cask! This was bottled in July…  More info

Macallan 33 Year Old 1977 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)
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Macallan 35 Year Old 1977 (cask 8682) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 45.60%

This thirty-five year old Macallan joins Douglas Laing's prestigious Director's Cut range  More info

Macallan 35 Year Old 1977 (cask 8682) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

Macallan 43 Year Old 1965 (cask 2111) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 48.40%

43 year old Macallan single malt, matured in a cream Sherry butt, which must have been quite an active cask as it has imparted a wealth of colour and flavour to the whisky. It was distilled all the…  More info

Macallan 43 Year Old 1965 (cask 2111) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
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Macallan 43 Year Old 1965 (cask 2114) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 54.10%

This 43 year old Macallan was distilled on the 27th April 1965 and aged in fino sherry butt number 2114 before bottling on the 2nd June 2008. A release of 484 numbered bottles. At natural cask…  More info

Macallan 43 Year Old 1965 (cask 2114) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

Macallan 9 Year Old 1998 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

9 year old Macallan with lots of citrussy, pineapple flavour. This was distilled in Autumn 1998 and aged in two refill barrels (numbers 4269 and 4270) before bottling in the Spring of 2008.  More info

Macallan 9 Year Old 1998 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Macallan Batch 4 - (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 44.30%

It seems there are some perspective tricks afoot on the label of That Boutique-y Whisky Company's Macallan Batch 4. Are Macallan's Curiously Small Stills really that small, or is that just a handsome…  More info

Macallan Batch 4 - (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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Macallan Diamond Jubilee 2012

70cl, 52%

This is a limited edition sherry-matured bottling of Macallan for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and suitably only 2012 bottles were made to commemorate the year. The casks selected were taken from…  More info

Macallan Diamond Jubilee 2012
$352.91

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 17) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)

35cl, 56.90%

Macallan have paired 58 single casks whiskies with 58 photos taken by Elliott Erwitt for their fourth Masters of Photography project. Each whisky was chosen to interpret the spirit of each…  More info

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 17) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)
$1081.59

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 22) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)

70cl, 58.40%

Print 22 from The Macallan's fourth Masters of Photography project features a pretty happy dog at the Pets Parade during the Aberlour Highland Games. This Elliott Erwitt photo has been paired with a…  More info

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 22) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)
$940.75

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 32) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)

35cl, 58%

Part of the fourth Macallan Masters of Photography project. With the photographs taken by acclaimed photographer Elliott Erwitt from his Great Scottish Adventure and whisky chosen to match these…  More info

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 32) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)
$1081.59

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 57) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)

35cl, 60.90%

Print 57 from the fourth Masters of Photography project features a Benbecula beach scene taken by Elliott Erwitt and a handmade 35cl bottle of single cask whisky to match - simple and fresh with sea…  More info

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 57) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)
$1081.59

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 7) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)

35cl, 58.30%

The fourth Masters of Photography project from The Macallan is their biggest yet, featuring 58 different individual single cask whiskies that have been selected by Macallan Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno…  More info

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 7) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)
$1081.59

Macallan Masters of Photography - Mario Testino (Green Print)

100cl, 49.90%

For the fifth edition of Macallan's Masters of Photography series, renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino has produced four fantastic prints, each slightly different and each with a focus on a…  More info

Macallan Masters of Photography - Mario Testino (Green Print)
$2157.81

Macallan Masters of Photography - Mario Testino (Purple Print)

100cl, 49.90%

Macallan's Masters of Photography series grows once more. For this edition, famous fashion photographer Mario Testino has produced four prints of a classy party, each subtly focussing on a different…  More info

Macallan Masters of Photography - Mario Testino (Purple Print)
$2237.84

Macallan Masters of Photography - Mario Testino (Red Print)

100cl, 49.90%

The fifth edition of Macallan's Masters of Photography features the work of Mario Testino, the esteemed fashion photographer. For the series, he's created four different prints of an elegant party,…  More info

Macallan Masters of Photography - Mario Testino (Red Print)
$2157.81

Macallan Masters of Photography - Mario Testino (Yellow Print)

100cl, 49.90%

Well-known fashion photographer Mario Testino is Macallan's fifth Master of Photography (previous Masters of Photography include Elliott Erwitt, Annie Leibovitz, Rankin and Albert Watson). For his…  More info

Macallan Masters of Photography - Mario Testino (Yellow Print)
$2157.81

Macallan No.6 in Lalique Decanter

70cl, 43%

Another collaboration between Macallan single malt Scotch and Lalique French crystal to create another stunning luxury whisky. Aged in first fill ex-Sherry Spanish oak casks from a single Jerez…  More info

Macallan No.6 in Lalique Decanter
$2704.02

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
$486.67

Macallan The Bar - Annie Leibovitz (Masters of Photography)

70cl, 50.80%

285 bottles were bottled from a single cask of Macallan for this collectable whisky from these Speyside giants. Photographer Annie Leibovitz made collectable prints of photos she took of actor Kevin…  More info

Macallan The Bar - Annie Leibovitz (Masters of Photography)
$1725.17

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