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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 18 Year Old - The Dambusters

70cl, 40%

An incredibly rare cult-classic! This special limited edition "Dambusters" bottling of Macallan was created in honour of the legendary 617 Squadrons. The whisky itself is a single cask, distilled on…  More info

Macallan 18 Year Old - The Dambusters
$309.12

The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition 1l

100cl, 42.8%

A beautiful whisky from Macallan launched for the travel retail market. This was created by Macallan's distillery manager, Bob Dalgarno, and he made it from a mix of sherry and bourbon oak-matured…  More info

The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition 1l
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$91.03

Macallan 17 Year Old 1992 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%

This was distilled at Macallan in 1992 and it was aged in sherry casks for 17 years before bottling at the Bruichladdich distillery in 2009. A release of 1,000 bottles.  More info

Macallan 17 Year Old 1992 (Murray McDavid)

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)

The Macallan 1876 Replica

70cl, 40.6%

Two casks of pre 20th century Macallan were found. The master blender set about recreating them, this is the recreation of the 1876.  More info

The Macallan 1876 Replica

Macallan 1998 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

35cl, 43%

Distilled in 1998 at the Macallan distillery and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail as part of their Speymalt range.  More info

Macallan 1998 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

Macallan 1973 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%

This was distilled at the Macallan in 1973, matured in first fill sherry butts and bottled as part of Gordon and MacPhail's Speymalt range.  More info

Macallan 1973 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

Macallan 1972 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

Part of Gordon and MacPhail's Speymalt range from The Macallan distillery.  More info

Macallan 1972 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

Macallan 1996 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%

Speymalt is the name of Gordon and MacPhail's range from Macallan. This was distilled in 1996 and matured in refill sherry hogsheads.  More info

Macallan 1996 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

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 came up with the term "dinosaur". The whisky in…  More info

The Macallan 1841 Replica
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Macallan 18 Year Old 1991 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 55.3%

A cask strength, single cask 18 year old Macallan! This was distilled in April of 1991 and matured in a single cask (cask number 9714) for 18 years before bottling by Duncan Taylor in January 2010.…  More info

Macallan 18 Year Old 1991 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

The Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak

70cl, 43%

Macallan 30 Year Old was matured in Spanish oak casks which were handmade and seasoned with sherry in Jerez, Spain.  More info

The Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak
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$1,488.94

Macallan 18 Year Old 1990 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A single cask from the illustrious Macallan distillery in Speyside. This was distilled in August of 1990 and matured for 18 years in a refill hogshead before Douglas Laing bottled it in February…  More info

Macallan 18 Year Old 1990 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Macallan 1988 21 Year Old - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

Distilled at Macallan on the 25th May 1988, and matured in hogsheads 4948 and 4949 for 21 years before bottling on the 11th December 2009. Bottled by Signatory as part of their Unchillfiltered range.  More info

Macallan 1988 21 Year Old - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

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 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 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 20 Year Old 1988 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A single cask Macallan. This 20 year old was aged in a refill hogshead and finished in a wine barrel. An outturn of 274 bottles, bottled by Douglas Laing in October 2008.  More info

Macallan 20 Year Old 1988 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Macallan 25 Year Old 1979 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A single cask Macallan. This was distilled in June 1979 and matured for 25 years in refill hogshead number 1792 before bottling in May 2005 by Douglas Laing for the Old Malt Cask range. Part of a…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1979 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

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 16 Year Old 1991 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%

A 16 year old Macallan bottled by Murray McDavid. This was distilled in 1991 and aged in sherry casks before bottling at the Bruichladdich distillery in 2007 as part of a release of 3,500 bottles. A…  More info

Macallan 16 Year Old 1991 (Murray McDavid)

Macallan 20 Year Old 1989 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 50.7%

20 year old Macallan. This was distilled at the Macallan distillery in 1989 and aged in bourbon casks, before it was finished in Amarone casks and bottled at the Bruichladdich distillery in 2009 as…  More info

Macallan 20 Year Old 1989 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

The Macallan 12 Year Old Re-Awakening

70cl, 43%

A very special edition of Macallan. This was released to celebrate the recommissioning of the stills on the 1st September 2008 that had been silent for 20 years. They released just 1,002 bottle of…  More info

The Macallan 12 Year Old Re-Awakening
$262.49

Macallan 1967 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

Distilled in 1967 at the Macallan and aged in first fill sherry casks, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail as part of the Speymalt range. The bottlers describe this as "a big, sherried malt."  More info

Macallan 1967 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

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

70cl, 55.2%

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)

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