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Macallan

Macallan Distillery

History

The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. Farmers had been making whisky on their farms in the area for centuries, distilling their surplus barley during the quieter winter months. From its founding by Alexander Reid, through the subsequent owners of The Macallan distillery in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and into the present century, The Macallan has been recognised for the quality of its product above all else. This is the foundation for the worldwide fame of The Macallan.

Macallan Whisky Reviews:

  • Macallan 15 Years Old PX Finish Darkness! ~ 52.3% (Master of Malt) - Review: Macallan 15 Years Old PX Finish Darkness! Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Macallan Distillery Bottling: Darkness! by Master of Malt ABV: 52.3% Cost: £109.95 from Master of Malt Score: 89/100 What they say: Darkness! Macallan 15 YO Bottling Note What happens when you place some delicious Macallan single malt in 50 […]
  • macallan-1997-bottled-2015-speymalt-gordon-macphail-whisky Macallan 1997 (bottled 2015) Speymalt ~ 43% (Gordon & MacPhail) - Whisky Review: Macallan 1997 (bottled 2015) Speymalt Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Macallan Distillery Bottling: Gordon & MacPhail; Speymalt ABV: 43% Cost: £59.00 What they say: Distilled at The Macallan Distillery in 1997 and bottled in 2015 by Gordon & MacPhail under their Speymalt label. Colour: Dark Gold. Body: Medium, creamy and […]
  • SMWS 24.128 Posh ladies on the prom! Macallan 29 Years Old 1985 24.128 Posh ladies on the prom! ~ 51.1% (SMWS) - Review: Macallan 29 Years Old 1985 – 24.128 Posh ladies on the prom! Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Macallan Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask # 24.128 Posh ladies on the prom! ABV: 51.1% Cost: £255.00 buy from SMWS Score: 84/100 What they say: Cask No. 24.128 Posh ladies on the prom! Our posh ladies […]
  • Macallan-Glenlivet 25 Years Old 1989 Authentic Collection ~ 51.4% (Cadenhead’s) - Macallan-Glenlivet 25 Years Old 1989 Single malt scotch whisky 51.4% ABV, £130 for 70cl from Wm Cadenhead’s Score: 87/100 What they say: Macallan 25 Year Old 1989-2014 Cadenhead’s Single Malt Scotch 51.4% ABV. Speyside whisky from Scotland, Cadenheads bottling Bourbon Barrel What I say: Sampled (blind) at the President’s Tasting during the WOLS Highland Trip. […]
  • The Macallan 10 Year Old Sherry Oak ~ 40% (Edrington) - The Macallan 10 Year Old – Sherry Oak ~ 40% (Maxxium UK Ltd.) 40% ABV, Discontinued; £60 for 70cl still available from The Whisky Exchange Score: 80/100 What they say: The Sherry Oak range is exclusively matured in sherry seasoned oak casks from Spain and America for a beautifully dark, full flavoured single malt whisky. […]
  • The Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak ~ 40% (Edrington) - Whisky Review: The Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Macallan Distillery Bottling: Edrington ABV: 40% Cost: £59.95 from The Whisky Exchange What they say: Triple cask matured in a complex combination of European and American oak seasoned with sherry and American oak seasoned with bourbon. A lighter […]
  • The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak ~ 40% (Edrington) - The Macallan 12 Year Old – Sherry Oak ~ 40% (Maxxium UK Ltd.) 40% ABV, Discontinued £75 for 70cl still available from The Whisky Exchange Score: 82/100   What they say: Colour: Rich gold ABV40% (USA 43%) Nose: Vanilla with a hint of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke Palate: Deliciously smooth, rich […]
  • Macallan-2006-Speymalt-Gordon-MacPhail The Macallan 2006 – Speymalt ~ 43% (Gordon & Macphail) - Review: The Macallan 2006 – Speymalt Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Macallan Distillery Bottling: Gordon & MacPhail – Speymalt ABV: 43% Cost: £32.95 from The Whisky Exchange What they say: Speymalt from Macallan Distillery Distilled 2006, Strength 43% COLOUR Pale Gold. Body Medium. Finish Medium and creamy with a smooth milk chocolate finish. Cask […]
  • The Macallan Amber 1824 Series ~ 40% (Edrington) - The Macallan Amber Speyside single malt scotch whisky 40% ABV, £45 for 70cl available from Master of Malt Score: 78/100 What they say: Colour: Amber Nose: Polite, almost apologetic at first, with a floral, citrus sweet nose that gains presence, commanding a chorus of vanilla notes over freshly harvested grain.  Raisin, sultana and cinnamon look […]
  • the-macallan-12-year-old-double-cask-whisky The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old ~ 40% (Edrington) - Review: The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Macallan Distillery Bottling: Edrington ABV: 40% Cost: £48.45*  from Master of Malt What they say: Double Cask 12 Years Old Exclusively sherry seasoned whisky with the perfect balance of European and American oak maturation to create a distinctive American […]
  • macallan-edition-no-1 The Macallan Edition No.1 ~ 48% (Edrington) - Whisky Review: The Macallan Edition No.1 Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Macallan Distillery Bottling: Edrington ABV: 48% Cost: £75 What they say: The Macallan Edition No.1 The Macallan Edition No. 1 is the debut expression in the Edition Series. It celebrates The Macallan’s unparalleled oak cask management policy that oversees the entire […]
  • macallan-edition-no-2 The Macallan Edition No.2 ~ 48.2% (Edrington) - Whisky Review: The Macallan Edition No.2 Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Macallan Distillery Bottling: Edrington ABV: 48.2% Cost: £76.83 buy from Master of Malt What they say: The Macallan Edition No.2 The second release from the Macallan Edition series is a collaboration between Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno and the three brothers […]
  • The Macallan Fine Oak Triple Cask Matured (Masters' Edition) The Macallan Fine Oak Triple Cask Matured Masters’ Edition ~ 40% (Edrington) - The Macallan Fine Oak Triple Cask Matured Masters’ Edition (Travel Retail) NAS, 40% ABV, €30 for 70cl Score 69/100 What they say: The Macallan fine oak is triple cask matured in a unique, complex combination of exceptional oak casks; European oak casks seasoned with Sherry, American oak casks seasoned with Sherry and American oak casks […]
  • The Macallan Gold 1824 Series ~ 40% (Edrington) - Whisky Review: The Macallan Gold 1824 Series Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Macallan Distillery Bottling: Edrington ABV: 40% Cost: £36.95 from Master of Malt What they say: The Macallan Gold – Exclusively matured in sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain. The Macallan 1824 Series has been created to showcase the beautiful range […]
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