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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 2007 (bottled 2016) - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

Another release from Gordon & MacPhail's Speymalt range, which is the home to many, many independently bottled Macallan single malts. This particular bottling was distilled in 2007 and bottled at 43%…  More info

Macallan 2007 (bottled 2016) - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)
$40.37

The Macallan Amber - 1824 Series

70cl, 40%

Amber is part of The Macallan's new no age statement range of Speyside single malts, which concentrates on colour. The theory is that by using 100% sherry casks and natural colour, the darker the…  More info

The Macallan Amber - 1824 Series
29
$54.44

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
11
$65.11

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
79
$75.88

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
27
$80.30

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
6
$82.92

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
$90.37

The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition

70cl, 42.8%

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
2
$95.26

Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition - Classic Travel Range (Plane Label)

70cl, 42.8%

A pretty fly bottling from the Macallan Classic Travel Range (as you can probably guess from that name, this was originally released for the Travel Retail market). It's a bottle of their Whisky…  More info

Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition - Classic Travel Range (Plane Label)
$110.83

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
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$205.04

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
5
$214.33

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
1
$485.58

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)
$504.97

The Macallan Oscuro

70cl, 46.5%

A beautiful, extremely limited edition Macallan released for travel retail, Oscuro is made with whisky from 1987 and 1997 and it's sherried and incredibly rich. Please note: We've found that the…  More info

The Macallan Oscuro
7
$809.39

The 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

The Macallan No.6 in Lalique Decanter
$2,697.95

Macallan 25 Year Old 1964 - Anniversary Edition

75cl, 43%

An Anniversary Malt bottling of 25 year old Macallan, distilled in 1964 and bottled in 1989. Very collectible among Macallan enthusiasts. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1964 - Anniversary Edition
$3,232.15

Macallan 1950 (bottled 2006) - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A rare, 44 year old single malt from the Macallan distillery, distilled in 1950 and bottled in 1994 under Gordon and MacPhail's Speymalt range.  More info

Macallan 1950 (bottled 2006) - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)
$3,854.52

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
3
$22,550.56

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 1999 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail) 35cl

35cl, 43%

A half bottle of Gordon and MacPhail bottled Macallan 1999.  More info

Macallan 1999 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail) 35cl

Speymalt Macallan 2000 35cl

35cl, 40%

A 10 year old Macallan bottled by Gordon and Macphail. This is a half-bottle.  More info

Speymalt Macallan 2000 35cl

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 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 1999 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

Part of Gordon and MacPhail's Speymalt range from The Macallan distillery, this was distilled in 1999.  More info

Macallan 1999 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

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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