About The MACALLAN SCOTCH WHISKEY

The Macallan prides itself on its Six Pillars, which it testifies are being the six reasons to its success. The first is its spiritual home, the Easter Elchies House on the 485-acre Macallan Estate. The second pillar is its small stills which help concentrate the spirit and provide its characteristic rich flavour. A very select portion of spirit is then taken to form the starting point of the whisky. The liquid is then matured in high quality oak casks, these casks providing the rich, completely natural colour. This combination of location, method and experience help create an unparalleled single malt.

The Macallan is the drink of choice for James Bond (and a huge list of other on-screen characters).

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History

Founded by Alexander Reid in 1824, The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed. The name of the area ‘Maghellan’ is formed from the Gaelic word ‘magh,’ meaning fertile ground and ‘Ellan,’ from the Irish Monk St. Fillan who brought Christianity to Scotland in the 8th century. As the reputation of the distillery grew and sales increased throughout the 20th century, Macallan had a major expansion between 1951 and 1963. In 1999, a majority shareholding in the brand was bought by the Edrington Group. Today it is one of the giants of the whisky industry.

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