One of the most popular distilleries in the world, over the last four decades Macallan has built probably the best reputation for quality malt whisky and is the most sought-after whisky for collectors. Rare expressions can change hands for thousands of pounds and prices for such bottles are continuously going up. Macallan built its enviable rep ... Read More »
A 1963 vintage Macallan bottled for Italian importers Rinaldi of Bologna. Due to the fact the distiller's name is shown as Macallan-Glenlivet, we can deduce that this was almost certainly bottled in the 1970s, as the suffix was dropped in the 1980s.
A truly classic sherried Macallan, this 1979 is regarded as the best of the highly-sought-after Gran Reserva series released in the 1990s to showcase the extreme end of sherried whisky from the distillery. Scoring 91 points on Serge Valentin's whiskyfun.com, this is one of the landmark Macallan releases of the last twenty years.
One of the most collectable ever Macallans, bottled in 1996 for the 35th anniversary of the famous satirical magazine Private Eye (still essential reading). The vatting produced 5000 bottles and included one cask from 1961. This special edition is also unique in that it features a superb screenprinted label by the legendary gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman.
This Carn Mor Macallan is a sister cask to the Cream Sherry bottling, and the two casks were distilled on the same day in 1965 and bottled on the same day in 2008. A fascinating experiment (for the deep-pocketed) to see how different types of cask affect identical spirit.
A 1989 vintage Macallan selected as part of the Masters of Photography series, celebrating the work of Annie Leibowitz. This was matured in a sherry butt and features a photograph of actor & director Kevin McKidd entitled 'The Gallery'.
Part of the Annie Leibowitz collection in Macallan's Masters of Photography series, this 1996 vintage whisky was matured in an American Oak butt and is paired with a photograph of New York's iconic skyline, appropriately called 'The Skyline'.
A rare special bottling of Macallan 12 year old. This was bottled for British Aerospace, with label and box carrying a specially commissioned picture of a BAe Jetstream, a turboprop plane which made its first test flight in 1980, therefore we can surmise that this was bottled in that decade.
A 25 year old Macallan from the Anniversary Malt range, This was distilled in 1958 and 1959 and bottled in 1986. The colour gives away its sherried nature and the whisky is accompanied by a delightful wooden box.
An old bottling of Macallan Special Reserve. This is a very rare example of Macallan releasing whiskies without an age statement or vintage, well up until the release of the recent 1824 series in any case.
A very rare Macallan - just 120 bottles of this were produced in 1996 for guests at an event to mark the retirement of Peter Nicol from the Macallan distillery after 43 years service. The malts used were chosen by Mr Nicol himself.