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Famed Speyside distillery The Macallan and legendary crystal maker Lalique are coming out with their latest highly prized collaboration. The Macallan in Lalique Curiously Small Stills decanter, the fourth in the covetable series of single malt presentations, contains an exceptionally rare 60-year-old whiskey.

Limited to only 400 numbered pieces worldwide, with only 72 of those destined for the U.S. in December, the decanter is based on the distillery's distinctive copper stills, Speyside's smallest, and is priced at $20,000 apiece. The spirit was drawn from five sherry casks, made from a mix of Spanish and American oak, filled in 1950.

"Our relationship with Lalique goes from strength to strength and this fourth collaboration further cements the synergy between our two brands," notes David Cox, director of Fine and Rare Whiskies for The Macallan commented. "Our Six Pillars continue to provide the inspiration for these stunning decanters and the addition of the Curiously Small Stills creation underpins the fascinating journey through the heart of The Macallan. The stills themselves are the smallest on Speyside which gives the spirit maximum contact with the copper to create the rich, fruity, full-bodied flavors of The Macallan."

"The Curiously Small Stills decanter has been designed by our team in Paris and crafted at Lalique’s crystal making facility in Wingen-sur-Moder, Alsace," notes Silvio Denz, president and CEO of Lalique. "Each piece was worked on by up to 15 craftsmen. Each decanter bears the esteemed ‘Lalique France’ signature, which symbolizes authenticity and over 100 years of creativity, heritage, and craftsmanship, and comes in a beautifully designed lacquer presentation box, with a crystal stopper and a collectors guide, detailing the craftsmanship that has gone into producing this beautiful objet d’art." Visit TheMacallan.com to see more.

— Jared Paul Stern, JustLuxe

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Macallan has built its enviable reputation by focusing on quality – and a host of high-profile editions and silver screen tie-ins have boosted this distillery’s reputation even further.

The Macallan distillery

Located on a 390-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands near Craigellachie, The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 and was one of the first Scottish distilleries to be legally licensed.

Using water from springs beneath its estate, The Macallan makes single malt whiskies using the smallest commercial stills in Speyside. After distillation it uses just 16% of the spirit collected from these stills for filling into casks, which it says is responsible for the full-bodied richness of this spirit &ndash not to mention one of the smallest cuts of spirit in the industry. Speaking of those casks, The Macallan invests a lot of time and effort into sourcing and making these, so much so that it is the only Scotch distiller with a dedicated Master of Wood: Stuart MacPherson.

Macallan and the silver screen

Look closely and you&rsquoll see bottles of Macallan in many of your favourite films and TV shows. In Suits, for example, Harvey Spector drinks Macallan 18, a preference he shares with James Bond in the film Spectre. The latter&rsquos boss M, meanwhile, perhaps mindful of the MI6 budget, can be been spotted drinking Macallan 12 in Skyfall.

The Macallan and Lalique

The Macallan has a strong association with French luxury glassmaker Lalique. Its Macallan in Lalique collaborations put the distiller&rsquos whiskies, particularly those that are old and rare, in exquisite handmade crystal decanters. They are as collectible as they are beautiful: Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old broke auction records in April 2017 when it was sold for more than £65,210.

Character and Style of Macallan

  • Fruit Cake
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nutmeg

The Macallan's 10 spirit stills are the smallest in Speyside. Their unique size and shape gives the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the new-make spirit with rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours. These stills are so famous that they appear on the back of a Bank of Scotland £10 note!

'Macallan' is most likely derived from two Gaelic words, magh meaning a fertile piece of ground and ellen, meaning 'of St Fillan', an Irish monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century.

The Macallan was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher who leased eight acres of land from the Earl of Seafield to establish the distillery.

Which Macallan should you choose?

Any Macallan dram is worthwhile. For those new to the distiller, Macallan Gold, a blend of nine- to 15-year-old casks, Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak or the approachable Macallan 10 are all good starting points.

If you want to explore further, Macallan Rare Cask offers seductive notes of dark honey and dried fruit thanks to its complex blend of 16 different sherry-cask styles. You can also learn more about the rest of the Macallan M series on our blog.


Macallan has built its enviable reputation by focusing on quality – and a host of high-profile editions and silver screen tie-ins have boosted this distillery’s reputation even further.

The Macallan distillery

Located on a 390-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands near Craigellachie, The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 and was one of the first Scottish distilleries to be legally licensed.

Using water from springs beneath its estate, The Macallan makes single malt whiskies using the smallest commercial stills in Speyside. After distillation it uses just 16% of the spirit collected from these stills for filling into casks, which it says is responsible for the full-bodied richness of this spirit &ndash not to mention one of the smallest cuts of spirit in the industry. Speaking of those casks, The Macallan invests a lot of time and effort into sourcing and making these, so much so that it is the only Scotch distiller with a dedicated Master of Wood: Stuart MacPherson.

Macallan and the silver screen

Look closely and you&rsquoll see bottles of Macallan in many of your favourite films and TV shows. In Suits, for example, Harvey Spector drinks Macallan 18, a preference he shares with James Bond in the film Spectre. The latter&rsquos boss M, meanwhile, perhaps mindful of the MI6 budget, can be been spotted drinking Macallan 12 in Skyfall.

The Macallan and Lalique

The Macallan has a strong association with French luxury glassmaker Lalique. Its Macallan in Lalique collaborations put the distiller&rsquos whiskies, particularly those that are old and rare, in exquisite handmade crystal decanters. They are as collectible as they are beautiful: Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old broke auction records in April 2017 when it was sold for more than £65,210.

Character and Style of Macallan

  • Fruit Cake
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nutmeg

The Macallan's 10 spirit stills are the smallest in Speyside. Their unique size and shape gives the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the new-make spirit with rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours. These stills are so famous that they appear on the back of a Bank of Scotland £10 note!

'Macallan' is most likely derived from two Gaelic words, magh meaning a fertile piece of ground and ellen, meaning 'of St Fillan', an Irish monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century.

The Macallan was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher who leased eight acres of land from the Earl of Seafield to establish the distillery.

Which Macallan should you choose?

Any Macallan dram is worthwhile. For those new to the distiller, Macallan Gold, a blend of nine- to 15-year-old casks, Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak or the approachable Macallan 10 are all good starting points.

If you want to explore further, Macallan Rare Cask offers seductive notes of dark honey and dried fruit thanks to its complex blend of 16 different sherry-cask styles. You can also learn more about the rest of the Macallan M series on our blog.


Macallan has built its enviable reputation by focusing on quality – and a host of high-profile editions and silver screen tie-ins have boosted this distillery’s reputation even further.

The Macallan distillery

Located on a 390-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands near Craigellachie, The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 and was one of the first Scottish distilleries to be legally licensed.

Using water from springs beneath its estate, The Macallan makes single malt whiskies using the smallest commercial stills in Speyside. After distillation it uses just 16% of the spirit collected from these stills for filling into casks, which it says is responsible for the full-bodied richness of this spirit &ndash not to mention one of the smallest cuts of spirit in the industry. Speaking of those casks, The Macallan invests a lot of time and effort into sourcing and making these, so much so that it is the only Scotch distiller with a dedicated Master of Wood: Stuart MacPherson.

Macallan and the silver screen

Look closely and you&rsquoll see bottles of Macallan in many of your favourite films and TV shows. In Suits, for example, Harvey Spector drinks Macallan 18, a preference he shares with James Bond in the film Spectre. The latter&rsquos boss M, meanwhile, perhaps mindful of the MI6 budget, can be been spotted drinking Macallan 12 in Skyfall.

The Macallan and Lalique

The Macallan has a strong association with French luxury glassmaker Lalique. Its Macallan in Lalique collaborations put the distiller&rsquos whiskies, particularly those that are old and rare, in exquisite handmade crystal decanters. They are as collectible as they are beautiful: Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old broke auction records in April 2017 when it was sold for more than £65,210.

Character and Style of Macallan

  • Fruit Cake
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nutmeg

The Macallan's 10 spirit stills are the smallest in Speyside. Their unique size and shape gives the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the new-make spirit with rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours. These stills are so famous that they appear on the back of a Bank of Scotland £10 note!

'Macallan' is most likely derived from two Gaelic words, magh meaning a fertile piece of ground and ellen, meaning 'of St Fillan', an Irish monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century.

The Macallan was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher who leased eight acres of land from the Earl of Seafield to establish the distillery.

Which Macallan should you choose?

Any Macallan dram is worthwhile. For those new to the distiller, Macallan Gold, a blend of nine- to 15-year-old casks, Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak or the approachable Macallan 10 are all good starting points.

If you want to explore further, Macallan Rare Cask offers seductive notes of dark honey and dried fruit thanks to its complex blend of 16 different sherry-cask styles. You can also learn more about the rest of the Macallan M series on our blog.


Macallan has built its enviable reputation by focusing on quality – and a host of high-profile editions and silver screen tie-ins have boosted this distillery’s reputation even further.

The Macallan distillery

Located on a 390-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands near Craigellachie, The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 and was one of the first Scottish distilleries to be legally licensed.

Using water from springs beneath its estate, The Macallan makes single malt whiskies using the smallest commercial stills in Speyside. After distillation it uses just 16% of the spirit collected from these stills for filling into casks, which it says is responsible for the full-bodied richness of this spirit &ndash not to mention one of the smallest cuts of spirit in the industry. Speaking of those casks, The Macallan invests a lot of time and effort into sourcing and making these, so much so that it is the only Scotch distiller with a dedicated Master of Wood: Stuart MacPherson.

Macallan and the silver screen

Look closely and you&rsquoll see bottles of Macallan in many of your favourite films and TV shows. In Suits, for example, Harvey Spector drinks Macallan 18, a preference he shares with James Bond in the film Spectre. The latter&rsquos boss M, meanwhile, perhaps mindful of the MI6 budget, can be been spotted drinking Macallan 12 in Skyfall.

The Macallan and Lalique

The Macallan has a strong association with French luxury glassmaker Lalique. Its Macallan in Lalique collaborations put the distiller&rsquos whiskies, particularly those that are old and rare, in exquisite handmade crystal decanters. They are as collectible as they are beautiful: Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old broke auction records in April 2017 when it was sold for more than £65,210.

Character and Style of Macallan

  • Fruit Cake
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nutmeg

The Macallan's 10 spirit stills are the smallest in Speyside. Their unique size and shape gives the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the new-make spirit with rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours. These stills are so famous that they appear on the back of a Bank of Scotland £10 note!

'Macallan' is most likely derived from two Gaelic words, magh meaning a fertile piece of ground and ellen, meaning 'of St Fillan', an Irish monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century.

The Macallan was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher who leased eight acres of land from the Earl of Seafield to establish the distillery.

Which Macallan should you choose?

Any Macallan dram is worthwhile. For those new to the distiller, Macallan Gold, a blend of nine- to 15-year-old casks, Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak or the approachable Macallan 10 are all good starting points.

If you want to explore further, Macallan Rare Cask offers seductive notes of dark honey and dried fruit thanks to its complex blend of 16 different sherry-cask styles. You can also learn more about the rest of the Macallan M series on our blog.


Macallan has built its enviable reputation by focusing on quality – and a host of high-profile editions and silver screen tie-ins have boosted this distillery’s reputation even further.

The Macallan distillery

Located on a 390-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands near Craigellachie, The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 and was one of the first Scottish distilleries to be legally licensed.

Using water from springs beneath its estate, The Macallan makes single malt whiskies using the smallest commercial stills in Speyside. After distillation it uses just 16% of the spirit collected from these stills for filling into casks, which it says is responsible for the full-bodied richness of this spirit &ndash not to mention one of the smallest cuts of spirit in the industry. Speaking of those casks, The Macallan invests a lot of time and effort into sourcing and making these, so much so that it is the only Scotch distiller with a dedicated Master of Wood: Stuart MacPherson.

Macallan and the silver screen

Look closely and you&rsquoll see bottles of Macallan in many of your favourite films and TV shows. In Suits, for example, Harvey Spector drinks Macallan 18, a preference he shares with James Bond in the film Spectre. The latter&rsquos boss M, meanwhile, perhaps mindful of the MI6 budget, can be been spotted drinking Macallan 12 in Skyfall.

The Macallan and Lalique

The Macallan has a strong association with French luxury glassmaker Lalique. Its Macallan in Lalique collaborations put the distiller&rsquos whiskies, particularly those that are old and rare, in exquisite handmade crystal decanters. They are as collectible as they are beautiful: Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old broke auction records in April 2017 when it was sold for more than £65,210.

Character and Style of Macallan

  • Fruit Cake
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nutmeg

The Macallan's 10 spirit stills are the smallest in Speyside. Their unique size and shape gives the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the new-make spirit with rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours. These stills are so famous that they appear on the back of a Bank of Scotland £10 note!

'Macallan' is most likely derived from two Gaelic words, magh meaning a fertile piece of ground and ellen, meaning 'of St Fillan', an Irish monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century.

The Macallan was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher who leased eight acres of land from the Earl of Seafield to establish the distillery.

Which Macallan should you choose?

Any Macallan dram is worthwhile. For those new to the distiller, Macallan Gold, a blend of nine- to 15-year-old casks, Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak or the approachable Macallan 10 are all good starting points.

If you want to explore further, Macallan Rare Cask offers seductive notes of dark honey and dried fruit thanks to its complex blend of 16 different sherry-cask styles. You can also learn more about the rest of the Macallan M series on our blog.


Macallan has built its enviable reputation by focusing on quality – and a host of high-profile editions and silver screen tie-ins have boosted this distillery’s reputation even further.

The Macallan distillery

Located on a 390-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands near Craigellachie, The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 and was one of the first Scottish distilleries to be legally licensed.

Using water from springs beneath its estate, The Macallan makes single malt whiskies using the smallest commercial stills in Speyside. After distillation it uses just 16% of the spirit collected from these stills for filling into casks, which it says is responsible for the full-bodied richness of this spirit &ndash not to mention one of the smallest cuts of spirit in the industry. Speaking of those casks, The Macallan invests a lot of time and effort into sourcing and making these, so much so that it is the only Scotch distiller with a dedicated Master of Wood: Stuart MacPherson.

Macallan and the silver screen

Look closely and you&rsquoll see bottles of Macallan in many of your favourite films and TV shows. In Suits, for example, Harvey Spector drinks Macallan 18, a preference he shares with James Bond in the film Spectre. The latter&rsquos boss M, meanwhile, perhaps mindful of the MI6 budget, can be been spotted drinking Macallan 12 in Skyfall.

The Macallan and Lalique

The Macallan has a strong association with French luxury glassmaker Lalique. Its Macallan in Lalique collaborations put the distiller&rsquos whiskies, particularly those that are old and rare, in exquisite handmade crystal decanters. They are as collectible as they are beautiful: Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old broke auction records in April 2017 when it was sold for more than £65,210.

Character and Style of Macallan

  • Fruit Cake
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nutmeg

The Macallan's 10 spirit stills are the smallest in Speyside. Their unique size and shape gives the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the new-make spirit with rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours. These stills are so famous that they appear on the back of a Bank of Scotland £10 note!

'Macallan' is most likely derived from two Gaelic words, magh meaning a fertile piece of ground and ellen, meaning 'of St Fillan', an Irish monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century.

The Macallan was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher who leased eight acres of land from the Earl of Seafield to establish the distillery.

Which Macallan should you choose?

Any Macallan dram is worthwhile. For those new to the distiller, Macallan Gold, a blend of nine- to 15-year-old casks, Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak or the approachable Macallan 10 are all good starting points.

If you want to explore further, Macallan Rare Cask offers seductive notes of dark honey and dried fruit thanks to its complex blend of 16 different sherry-cask styles. You can also learn more about the rest of the Macallan M series on our blog.


Macallan has built its enviable reputation by focusing on quality – and a host of high-profile editions and silver screen tie-ins have boosted this distillery’s reputation even further.

The Macallan distillery

Located on a 390-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands near Craigellachie, The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 and was one of the first Scottish distilleries to be legally licensed.

Using water from springs beneath its estate, The Macallan makes single malt whiskies using the smallest commercial stills in Speyside. After distillation it uses just 16% of the spirit collected from these stills for filling into casks, which it says is responsible for the full-bodied richness of this spirit &ndash not to mention one of the smallest cuts of spirit in the industry. Speaking of those casks, The Macallan invests a lot of time and effort into sourcing and making these, so much so that it is the only Scotch distiller with a dedicated Master of Wood: Stuart MacPherson.

Macallan and the silver screen

Look closely and you&rsquoll see bottles of Macallan in many of your favourite films and TV shows. In Suits, for example, Harvey Spector drinks Macallan 18, a preference he shares with James Bond in the film Spectre. The latter&rsquos boss M, meanwhile, perhaps mindful of the MI6 budget, can be been spotted drinking Macallan 12 in Skyfall.

The Macallan and Lalique

The Macallan has a strong association with French luxury glassmaker Lalique. Its Macallan in Lalique collaborations put the distiller&rsquos whiskies, particularly those that are old and rare, in exquisite handmade crystal decanters. They are as collectible as they are beautiful: Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old broke auction records in April 2017 when it was sold for more than £65,210.

Character and Style of Macallan

  • Fruit Cake
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nutmeg

The Macallan's 10 spirit stills are the smallest in Speyside. Their unique size and shape gives the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the new-make spirit with rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours. These stills are so famous that they appear on the back of a Bank of Scotland £10 note!

'Macallan' is most likely derived from two Gaelic words, magh meaning a fertile piece of ground and ellen, meaning 'of St Fillan', an Irish monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century.

The Macallan was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher who leased eight acres of land from the Earl of Seafield to establish the distillery.

Which Macallan should you choose?

Any Macallan dram is worthwhile. For those new to the distiller, Macallan Gold, a blend of nine- to 15-year-old casks, Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak or the approachable Macallan 10 are all good starting points.

If you want to explore further, Macallan Rare Cask offers seductive notes of dark honey and dried fruit thanks to its complex blend of 16 different sherry-cask styles. You can also learn more about the rest of the Macallan M series on our blog.


Macallan has built its enviable reputation by focusing on quality – and a host of high-profile editions and silver screen tie-ins have boosted this distillery’s reputation even further.

The Macallan distillery

Located on a 390-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands near Craigellachie, The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 and was one of the first Scottish distilleries to be legally licensed.

Using water from springs beneath its estate, The Macallan makes single malt whiskies using the smallest commercial stills in Speyside. After distillation it uses just 16% of the spirit collected from these stills for filling into casks, which it says is responsible for the full-bodied richness of this spirit &ndash not to mention one of the smallest cuts of spirit in the industry. Speaking of those casks, The Macallan invests a lot of time and effort into sourcing and making these, so much so that it is the only Scotch distiller with a dedicated Master of Wood: Stuart MacPherson.

Macallan and the silver screen

Look closely and you&rsquoll see bottles of Macallan in many of your favourite films and TV shows. In Suits, for example, Harvey Spector drinks Macallan 18, a preference he shares with James Bond in the film Spectre. The latter&rsquos boss M, meanwhile, perhaps mindful of the MI6 budget, can be been spotted drinking Macallan 12 in Skyfall.

The Macallan and Lalique

The Macallan has a strong association with French luxury glassmaker Lalique. Its Macallan in Lalique collaborations put the distiller&rsquos whiskies, particularly those that are old and rare, in exquisite handmade crystal decanters. They are as collectible as they are beautiful: Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old broke auction records in April 2017 when it was sold for more than £65,210.

Character and Style of Macallan

  • Fruit Cake
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nutmeg

The Macallan's 10 spirit stills are the smallest in Speyside. Their unique size and shape gives the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the new-make spirit with rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours. These stills are so famous that they appear on the back of a Bank of Scotland £10 note!

'Macallan' is most likely derived from two Gaelic words, magh meaning a fertile piece of ground and ellen, meaning 'of St Fillan', an Irish monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century.

The Macallan was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher who leased eight acres of land from the Earl of Seafield to establish the distillery.

Which Macallan should you choose?

Any Macallan dram is worthwhile. For those new to the distiller, Macallan Gold, a blend of nine- to 15-year-old casks, Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak or the approachable Macallan 10 are all good starting points.

If you want to explore further, Macallan Rare Cask offers seductive notes of dark honey and dried fruit thanks to its complex blend of 16 different sherry-cask styles. You can also learn more about the rest of the Macallan M series on our blog.


Macallan has built its enviable reputation by focusing on quality – and a host of high-profile editions and silver screen tie-ins have boosted this distillery’s reputation even further.

The Macallan distillery

Located on a 390-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands near Craigellachie, The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 and was one of the first Scottish distilleries to be legally licensed.

Using water from springs beneath its estate, The Macallan makes single malt whiskies using the smallest commercial stills in Speyside. After distillation it uses just 16% of the spirit collected from these stills for filling into casks, which it says is responsible for the full-bodied richness of this spirit &ndash not to mention one of the smallest cuts of spirit in the industry. Speaking of those casks, The Macallan invests a lot of time and effort into sourcing and making these, so much so that it is the only Scotch distiller with a dedicated Master of Wood: Stuart MacPherson.

Macallan and the silver screen

Look closely and you&rsquoll see bottles of Macallan in many of your favourite films and TV shows. In Suits, for example, Harvey Spector drinks Macallan 18, a preference he shares with James Bond in the film Spectre. The latter&rsquos boss M, meanwhile, perhaps mindful of the MI6 budget, can be been spotted drinking Macallan 12 in Skyfall.

The Macallan and Lalique

The Macallan has a strong association with French luxury glassmaker Lalique. Its Macallan in Lalique collaborations put the distiller&rsquos whiskies, particularly those that are old and rare, in exquisite handmade crystal decanters. They are as collectible as they are beautiful: Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old broke auction records in April 2017 when it was sold for more than £65,210.

Character and Style of Macallan

  • Fruit Cake
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nutmeg

The Macallan's 10 spirit stills are the smallest in Speyside. Their unique size and shape gives the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the new-make spirit with rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours. These stills are so famous that they appear on the back of a Bank of Scotland £10 note!

'Macallan' is most likely derived from two Gaelic words, magh meaning a fertile piece of ground and ellen, meaning 'of St Fillan', an Irish monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century.

The Macallan was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher who leased eight acres of land from the Earl of Seafield to establish the distillery.

Which Macallan should you choose?

Any Macallan dram is worthwhile. For those new to the distiller, Macallan Gold, a blend of nine- to 15-year-old casks, Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak or the approachable Macallan 10 are all good starting points.

If you want to explore further, Macallan Rare Cask offers seductive notes of dark honey and dried fruit thanks to its complex blend of 16 different sherry-cask styles. You can also learn more about the rest of the Macallan M series on our blog.


Macallan has built its enviable reputation by focusing on quality – and a host of high-profile editions and silver screen tie-ins have boosted this distillery’s reputation even further.

The Macallan distillery

Located on a 390-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands near Craigellachie, The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 and was one of the first Scottish distilleries to be legally licensed.

Using water from springs beneath its estate, The Macallan makes single malt whiskies using the smallest commercial stills in Speyside. After distillation it uses just 16% of the spirit collected from these stills for filling into casks, which it says is responsible for the full-bodied richness of this spirit &ndash not to mention one of the smallest cuts of spirit in the industry. Speaking of those casks, The Macallan invests a lot of time and effort into sourcing and making these, so much so that it is the only Scotch distiller with a dedicated Master of Wood: Stuart MacPherson.

Macallan and the silver screen

Look closely and you&rsquoll see bottles of Macallan in many of your favourite films and TV shows. In Suits, for example, Harvey Spector drinks Macallan 18, a preference he shares with James Bond in the film Spectre. The latter&rsquos boss M, meanwhile, perhaps mindful of the MI6 budget, can be been spotted drinking Macallan 12 in Skyfall.

The Macallan and Lalique

The Macallan has a strong association with French luxury glassmaker Lalique. Its Macallan in Lalique collaborations put the distiller&rsquos whiskies, particularly those that are old and rare, in exquisite handmade crystal decanters. They are as collectible as they are beautiful: Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old broke auction records in April 2017 when it was sold for more than £65,210.

Character and Style of Macallan

  • Fruit Cake
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nutmeg

The Macallan's 10 spirit stills are the smallest in Speyside. Their unique size and shape gives the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the new-make spirit with rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours. These stills are so famous that they appear on the back of a Bank of Scotland £10 note!

'Macallan' is most likely derived from two Gaelic words, magh meaning a fertile piece of ground and ellen, meaning 'of St Fillan', an Irish monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century.

The Macallan was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher who leased eight acres of land from the Earl of Seafield to establish the distillery.

Which Macallan should you choose?

Any Macallan dram is worthwhile. For those new to the distiller, Macallan Gold, a blend of nine- to 15-year-old casks, Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak or the approachable Macallan 10 are all good starting points.

If you want to explore further, Macallan Rare Cask offers seductive notes of dark honey and dried fruit thanks to its complex blend of 16 different sherry-cask styles. You can also learn more about the rest of the Macallan M series on our blog.


Watch the video: Macallan and Lalique: a match made in whisky heaven (May 2022).