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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”.

The Macallan 10 Year Old - 1990s

70cl, 40%

An bottling of 10 year old single malt from the highly-regarded Macallan distillery in Speyside, which we believe to have been released in the 1990s. A handsome collectable bottle for a Macallan…  More info

The Macallan 10 Year Old - 1990s
$233.22

Macallan 1988 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A refill sherry matured Macallan, this was distilled in 1988 and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail as part of their Speymalt range.  More info

Macallan 1988 - Speymalt (Gordon and MacPhail)
$236.80

Macallan 20 Year Old 1989 60th Anniversary - Old Malt Cask Commemorative (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54.3%

A release of just 199 bottles, this was distilled in 1989 at the Macallan distillery, and it was bottled in 2010 by Douglas Laing to commemorate their 60 years from 1949 to 2009. This was finished…  More info

Macallan 20 Year Old 1989 60th Anniversary - Old Malt Cask Commemorative (Douglas Laing)

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
$259.66

Macallan 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 1232) - Artist #5 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 54.7%

A 25 year old single cask Macallan bottled for the fifth set of releases in Maison du Whisky's Artist collection.  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 1232) - Artist #5 (La Maison du Whisky)
$286.64

The Macallan 10 Year Old Speaker Martin’s

70cl, 40%

A rare bottling of 10 year old Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, selected by former Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin, along with a number of his colleagues. This bottle was part…  More info

The Macallan 10 Year Old Speaker Martin’s
$300.60

Macallan 18 Year Old - The Gulf Buccaneer

70cl, 40%

A superb cult whisky from Squadron Malts, featuring a cartoon of Saddam Hussein, and commemorating the Buccaneers in the Gulf. The whisky itself is an 18 year old, single cask Macallan, and there are…  More info

Macallan 18 Year Old - The Gulf Buccaneer

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
$305.79

Macallan 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 10161) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 50.8%

Independently bottled for the Mackillop's Choice range, this single cask Macallan was matured for 21 years. It was distilled in October 1992 and left to age in a Sherry cask until September 2014,…  More info

Macallan 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 10161) - Mackillop's Choice

Macallan 10 Year Old Speaker Martin’s (Signed)

70cl, 40%

A bottle of 10 year old Macallan, which was specially selected by former Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin along with a few of his colleagues. In fact, this rare bottle (as well as the…  More info

Macallan 10 Year Old Speaker Martin’s (Signed)
$310.98

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

70cl, 47.2%

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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The Macallan 21 Year Old Fine Oak

70cl, 43%

This is the legendary 21 year old from The Macallan Fine Oak Range - spectacular Speyside whisky aged in both sherry and bourbon casks.  More info

The Macallan 21 Year Old Fine Oak
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$335.86

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)

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
$338.27

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)

Macallan 1989 (bottled 2015) (cask 15067) - Malts of Scotland

70cl, 47.8%

A 1989 vintage Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled by German bottler Malts of Scotland. They've got their hands on a good Macallan here - it distilled in 1989, aged in a single…  More info

Macallan 1989 (bottled 2015) (cask 15067) - Malts of Scotland

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

70cl, 53.2%

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, 54.8%

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)

Macallan 1861 Replica

70cl, 42.7%

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
$392.11

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

70cl, 42.5%

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)

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

70cl, 49.3%

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

70cl, 43.9%

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)

Macallan 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 10878) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 49.7%

Single cask Macallan bottled by Douglas Laing for their Xtra Old Particular range. This was distilled in May 1990 and left to mature in a refill hogshead for 25 years, until August 2015. Following…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 10878) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$460.10

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

70cl, 50.2%

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)

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

70cl, 51.8%

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)

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