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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 Gold Double Cask

70cl, 40%

The Macallan Gold Double Cask is the released edition of The Macallan Gold from the 1824 series, which was discontinued in early 2018 to make way for the Double Cask, Triple Cask Matured and Sherry…  More info

The Macallan Gold Double Cask
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$43.55

The Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask

70cl, 40%

An exciting new age statement expression from Macallan that's matured in a combination of American and European Sherry oak for a minimum of 12 years. Here, the proportion of American oak ex-Sherry…  More info

The Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask
33
$53.93
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The Macallan Quest

70cl, 40%

The Macallan Quest was originally released for the Travel Retail market, and is made with four varieties of cask - bourbon casks, sherry-seasoned European oak casks, sherry-seasoned American oak…  More info

The Macallan Quest
3
$67.43
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The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak

70cl, 40%

Released as part of Macallan’s ever-wonderful Sherry Oak range comes this 12 Year Old. It has spent its entire maturation in sherry-seasoned oak casks from Jerez, and is bottled at 40% ABV after its…  More info

The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak
107
$71.58

The Macallan Lumina

70cl, 41.3%

The Macallan Quest range (originally released for the Travel Retail market) features four expressions showing off the many, many miles travelled to sources the casks to mature the Speyside whisky.…  More info

The Macallan Lumina
4
$98.51

The Macallan Terra

70cl, 43.8%

The Macallan Terra is part of the Speyside-based distillery's Travel Retail Quest Collection range launched in late 2017. This particular expression is drawn from first-fill sherry seasoned oak…  More info

The Macallan Terra
4
$166.04

The Macallan Estate

70cl, 43%

Released in 2019, The Macallan Estate is an intriguing expression that contains spirit distilled from barley grown on Macallan's very own Easter Elchies estate. Hence the name. Growing on the banks…  More info

The Macallan Estate
2
$202.42

The Macallan Concept No.2 2019

70cl, 40%

It's the second release in Macallan's Concept series, released for the Travel Retail market. While the first release took inspiration from surreal art, this expression takes inspiration from the…  More info

The Macallan Concept No.2 2019
$202.42

The Macallan 18 Year Old Triple Cask

70cl, 43%

This 18 year old Macallan single malt sits at the peak of the Triple Cask range (which replaced the Fine Oak range in mid-2018). With maturation taking place in a combination of European sherry…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old Triple Cask
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$233.57
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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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$238.76
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The Macallan Enigma

70cl, 44.9%

At the high end of Macallan's Quest Collection (released for the Travel Retail market) sits the Enigma, an expression drawn exclusively from European oak Sherry seasons casks. As you can imagine,…  More info

The Macallan Enigma
3
$280.18
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The Macallan Boutique Collection (2017 Release)

70cl, 56.8%

Here we have the 2017 release of The Macallan Boutique Collection, created exclusively to celebrate the opening of the first ever Macallan Boutique at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. It was…  More info

The Macallan Boutique Collection (2017 Release)
$518.99

The Macallan Reflexion

70cl, 43%

The Macallan Reflexion is a superb expression from the legendary distillery in Speyside, created by Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno using whiskies matured exclusively in first-fill Sherry seasoned…  More info

The Macallan Reflexion
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$929.07
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The Macallan 18 Year Old 1990 Sherry Oak

70cl, 43%

Behold, the wonderful 1990 vintage of The Macallan's ever-awesome Sherry Oak expression! This one was filled into cask in 1990, left for 18 sherry-tastic years and eventually bottled in 2018. A…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1990 Sherry Oak
$929.07

Macallan 20 Year Old 1975 (cask 8903) - First Cask

70cl, 46%

Independently bottled by First Cask, this is a single cask single malt from Macallan, distilled all the way back in May 1975! After 20 years, it was bottled up at 46% ABV. Collectible stuff for…  More info

Macallan 20 Year Old 1975 (cask 8903) - First Cask
$929.07

Macallan 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 43.6%

Yet another extraordinarily delicious Macallan single malt independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! For batch 20 (doesn't time fly?!), the Boutique-y bunch has bottled by a brilliant…  More info

Macallan 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$1,141.84
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Macallan 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 13082) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.6%

A very impressive bottling of Macallan, distilled all the way back in 1993! The single malt then spent an entire quarter of a decade in a refill hogshead. We're sure it had a lovely time, though at…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 13082) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$1,193.78

Macallan 26 Year Old 1993 - Goldfinch

70cl, 40.8%

This impressive Macallan has seen over a quarter of a century of maturation! Distilled back in June 1993, it was left to age in American oak for most of its days, though it also saw a finish in a…  More info

Macallan 26 Year Old 1993 - Goldfinch
$1,240.50

Macallan 28 Year Old 1989 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 40.2%

Single cask single malt from the highly-regarded Macallan Distillery, independently bottled by our very own hands! This whisky was distilled back in September 1989 and left to mature in a sherry…  More info

Macallan 28 Year Old 1989 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
$1,375.40
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The Macallan Easter Elchies Black (2018 Release)

70cl, 49.2%

This full-bodied and subtly smoky single malt from the famed Macallan distillery was released as part of the Easter Elchies series, a range that honours the iconic Easter Elchies house on the…  More info

The Macallan Easter Elchies Black (2018 Release)
$1,551.92

Macallan 25 Year Old 1993 - North Star Spirits

70cl, 49.2%

Indie bottler North Star Spirits have done it again with this 25 year old bottling of Macallan, released as part of the Cask Series 007. Distilled in 1993, it then spent its days (or years, rather)…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1993 - North Star Spirits
$1,551.92

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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$1,557.06
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Macallan 30 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 47.2%

We have another That Boutique-y Whisky Company independent bottling of well-aged whisky from the legendary Speyside-based distillery, Macallan! This is terribly exciting news because this edition was…  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$1,557.06

Macallan 30 Year Old 1988 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 52%

We've got our hands on a fantastic 30 year old single malt from the legendary Macallan distillery and have independently bottled it up for our Single Cask Series! This Speysider was distilled all the…  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old 1988 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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$2,076.10

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1979

75cl, 43%

A 1979 vintage single malt from Macallan's extensive series of 18 year old expressions matured in sherry casks. These bottlings have become very sought after over the years, and would make for a fine…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1979
$2,590

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