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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”.

Macallan 1980 - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

This is a 1980 vintage Speymalt by Gordon and MacPhail from the Macallan distillery.  More info

Macallan 1980 - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)
$391.70

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
$393.25

Macallan 1981 (bottled 2013) - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A Gordon & MacPhail independent bottling of 1981 vintage Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, released as part of their Speymalt selection, which sees Macallan whisky from a variety of vintages. This…  More info

Macallan 1981 (bottled 2013) - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)
$399.99

Macallan 24 Year Old 1989 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 53.20%

Feast your eyes on this single cask release of 24 year old Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled by us here at Master of Malt! The whisky spent all those years in a single sherry…  More info

Macallan 24 Year Old 1989 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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Macallan 21 Year Old 1993 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 54.80%

From Hunter Laing's Old & rare Platinum range comes a 21 year old Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, presented at 54.8% ABV. This single malt was distilled back in June 1993 and set aside to mature…  More info

Macallan 21 Year Old 1993 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
$451.91

Macallan 1861 Replica

70cl, 42.70%

This rare bottling was the second release in Macallan's 'Replica' series, produced in 2001. An awesome piece for collectors, whisky historians and antiques enthusiasts. Please be aware: The…  More info

Macallan 1861 Replica
$455.83

Macallan 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 6994) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 42.50%

Independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from one of the most well-known distilleries in Scotland - Macallan. This 26 year old whisky was matured in a single cask, which was filled in May 1989…  More info

Macallan 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 6994) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$505.57

Macallan 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 17748) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 49.30%

A Gleann Mór bottling of 24 year old Macallan single malt! Matured in a single cask (cask number #17748, since you asked) from September 1989 to May 2014, this scrumptious Speysider has taken on…  More info

Macallan 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 17748) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)
$512.24

Macallan 26 Year Old 1988 (cask 10412) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 43.90%

This ain't just any Old Particular - this is an Xtra Old Particular, a range of independent bottlings Douglas Laing introduced in late 2014. As you can probably guess from the name, this range is…  More info

Macallan 26 Year Old 1988 (cask 10412) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$517.21

Macallan 25 Year Old 1988 (cask 10160) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50.20%

This Douglas Laing bottling of 25 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Macallan distillery matured in a single hogshead from May 1988 to December 2013, producing only 117 bottles. Spicy and…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1988 (cask 10160) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
$537.01

Macallan 25 Year Old 1990 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 51.80%

An independently bottled Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask for 25 years. It was distilled in February 1990 and set aside to age in a single refill hogshead cask until…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1990 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
$541.57

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 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 17894) - The Pearls of Scotland Golden Pearl Collection (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 46%

If somebody offers you a golden pearl, they either don't know very much about oysters, or they're offering you some of the very finest whisky amongst the Pearls of Scotland bottlings. This 25 year…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 17894) - The Pearls of Scotland Golden Pearl Collection (Gordon & Company)
$544.08

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)
$547.29

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)
$557.35

Macallan 1971 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

Distilled at Macallan in 1971, before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail  More info

Macallan 1971 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)
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$561.48

Macallan 25 Year Old 1988 - Old Malt Cask 15th Anniversary (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 51.40%

What's the best way for Hunter Laing to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Old Malt Cask range? With some very special releases of well aged whisky, of course! These commemorative 15th anniversary…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1988 - Old Malt Cask 15th Anniversary (Hunter Laing)
$572.01

Macallan 1968 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

The Speymalt range is a flagship from Scottish bottlers Gordon and MacPhail. It is a great selection of vintage Macallans, and for a 1968 Macallan for this money, you can't go far wrong.  More info

Macallan 1968 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)
$577.25

Macallan 12 Year Old 1990 (cask 25981) - The Gulf Buccaneer Limited Edition

70cl, 40%

Here we have the First Edition 'Gulf Buccaneer' 12 year old single cask Macallan from Squadron Malts. Distilled in April 1990 and bottled in June 2002, it features a cartoon of Saddam Hussein. Just…  More info

Macallan 12 Year Old 1990 (cask 25981) - The Gulf Buccaneer Limited Edition
$602.56

Macallan 1973 (bottled 2015) - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

Released as part of Gordon & MacPhail's Speymalt range, which comprises of single malts of various vintages from the Macallan distillery, this is a long-aged whisky from the distillery in Speyside.…  More info

Macallan 1973 (bottled 2015) - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)
$604.97

The Macallan The Archival Series - Folio 1

70cl, 43%

Folio 1 was only available from the distillery and limited to 2,000 bottles. It celebrates the distillery's 1980s (and early '90s) advertisements with a book and USB stick all presented in a…  More info

The Macallan The Archival Series - Folio 1
$650.78

The Macallan 20 Year Old - Master of Photography Albert Watson

70cl, 43%

The second in the Masters of Photography series. This is a 20 year Macallan, featuring artwork from the acclaimed Scottish photographer Albert Watson (whose nudes of Kate Moss reach extremely high…  More info

The Macallan 20 Year Old - Master of Photography Albert Watson

The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak

70cl, 43%

Superlative Speysider from Macallan, this astonishing 25 year old is one of the most revered whiskies in the world. It received a perfect 100 out of 100 score from the Beverage Testing Institute in…  More info

The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak
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$838.80

Macallan 1970 - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

This 1970 Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a sherry butt, has been bottled by Gordon and MacPhail for their Speymalt series, a collection of whiskies which honour the…  More info

Macallan 1970 - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail)
$843.61

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)
$860.03

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