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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 Rare Cask - Batch No.1 (2019 Release)

70cl, 43%

This is the first batch of Macallan Rare Cask single malt released in 2019! In 2018, Macallan started to release its Rare Cask expression in batches, with four batches planned for release in 2019.…  More info

The Macallan Rare Cask - Batch No.1 (2019 Release)
$233.51

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
28
$52.96
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The Macallan 12 Year Old Triple Cask

70cl, 40%

Macallan's Triple Cask range was launched in 2018, taking the place of the Fine Oak range. This is the entry level expression from the series, matured for 12 years and drawn from a combination of…  More info

The Macallan 12 Year Old Triple Cask
3
$58.32

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
101
$74.19

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
1
$238.82
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Macallan 1938 (bottled 1980s) - Gordon & MacPhail

75cl, 43%

Ever wondered what the whisky from Macallan distilled before the 1940s tasted like? We definitely have, and we're certain a few of you have done so too. Well, here's you chance to find out - this is…  More info

Macallan 1938 (bottled 1980s) - Gordon & MacPhail
$22,284.79

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
5
$49.15
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Macallan Masters of Photography Magnum Edition

70cl, 43.7%

An absolutely stunning release from The Macallan, combining the two art forms of whisky and photography. The Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition, the seventh limited edition release,…  More info

Macallan Masters of Photography Magnum Edition
$2,860.56

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
$286.49

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: The presentation box…  More info

The Macallan Oscuro
11
$790.76
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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
3
$100.73
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The Macallan 15 Year Old Triple Cask

70cl, 43%

Introduced in mid-2018, the Triple Cask range takes the place of Fine Oak in the Macallan stable. This expression is made exclusively with whisky aged for at least 15 years in a combination of…  More info

The Macallan 15 Year Old Triple Cask
2
$106.09

The Macallan Private Eye

70cl, 40%

A very rare and collectible bottling of Macallan single malt. This bottling was created back in 1996, honouring the 35th anniversary of the satirical magazine Private Eye. That's certainly one way to…  More info

The Macallan Private Eye
$5,837.88

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
$69.55
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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)
1
$2,122.81

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1976

70cl, 43%

An old, rare bottling of 18 year old Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in 1976 and bottled in the 1990s. A handsome collectible for whisky enthusiasts. This bottle was part…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1976
3
$3,178.99

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1978

75cl, 43%

Rare single malt from Macallan, produced many moons ago. This 18 year old expression was distilled back in 1978, matured in sherry casks and bottled in 1996. Highly collectible. This bottle was…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1978
1
$2,648.28

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
12
$360.88
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The Macallan 48 Year Old 1969 - The Rarest of the Rare Collection (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 40%

An extraordinary Macallan single malt bottled by Duncan Taylor for its The Rarest of the Rare Collection - and it is indeed as rare as the name suggests. This one was distilled in 1969 and left to…  More info

The Macallan 48 Year Old 1969 - The Rarest of the Rare Collection (Duncan Taylor)
2
$50,948.80

The Macallan Classic Cut (2018 Release)

70cl, 51.2%

An exciting annual release from The Macallan, the Classic Cut 2018 Release was matured exclusively in hand-picked oloroso sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain, before being bottled at 51.2%…  More info

The Macallan Classic Cut (2018 Release)
$212.23

The Macallan Quest (1L)

100cl, 40%

The Macallan Quest might sound like some sort of epic journey to throw an evil chime hoop into a massive sherry cask, but it's actually a Travel Retail bottling of Macallan single malt drawn from…  More info

The Macallan Quest (1L)
5
$87.01

Darkness! Macallan 26 Year Old Moscatel Cask Finish

50cl, 47.3%

Independently bottled 26 year old Macallan single malt, finished in a specially coopered sherry casks which previously held Moscatel sherry! Macallan's whiskies are well-known for their intensely…  More info

Darkness! Macallan 26 Year Old Moscatel Cask Finish
$810.88
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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)
$1,220.64

Macallan 19 Year Old 1998 (bottled 2017) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 53.8%

Single cask Macallan single malt, independently bottled for the marvellous Mackillop's Choice range. This was aged in a single bourbon cask from February 1998 to September 2017, before being bottled…  More info

Macallan 19 Year Old 1998 (bottled 2017) - Mackillop's Choice
1
$407.74
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Macallan 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 40.2%

Wonderfully well-aged single malt from one of Speyside's most famous distilleries - Macallan! This is a 28 year old expression from Macallan, which has been independently bottled by That Boutique-y…  More info

Macallan 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$902.16
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