Whisky Catalog by Alternative Whisky Academy

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Macallan logo 4 Macallan bottles





Location : Craigellachie - Aberlour - Banffshire - Highland - Speyside - Scotland.
On a hillside overlooking the Spey with the old Easter Elchies manor now magnificently refurbished as corporate offices.
Region : Highland Speyside
Country : Scotland
Type : Malt
Distillery :  The Macallan Distillers Ltd.
Craigellachie, Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 9RX
Phone: 01340 871471 - Fax: 01340 871212
Audio-Visual By appointment only.:
Mon-Fri: tours at 10.00, 11.00, 14.00 & 15.00
Founded : Est. 1824
The licensed distillery was founded by Alexander Reid in 1824.
Owner : United Distillers
Producer : ?
Water : Unknown (Ringorm) - Boreholes around the area.
Remark :

MacAllan Scotch whisky :

Some rip from www.whiskyweb.com :
Until the bridge at Craigellachie was built by Thomas Telford in 1814, the ford across the Spey at Easter Elchies was one of the few on the river. It was much used by cattle drovers, and whisky distilled at the old farm distillery which preceded the licensed distillery was a popular feature of the river crossing for them. Macallan, although now a public limited company, was until recently, controlled by the successors of Roderick Kemp who purchased it in 1892. Even today they are much involved in the business. The distillery was extended in the early 1950s and again in 1959, but the demand for Macallan fillings was such that it was doubled from six to twelve stills in 1965, increased to eighteen in 1974 and to twenty-one in 1975. The stills are rather small.

Some Danish comments below :
Another Macallan, Single Highland Malt Whisky Bottle... 12 Years old.

The Macallan, Single Highland Malt

The Macallan er en anden af de højest vurderede Malts i verden. Dette skotske "Whisky slot" ligger i Speyside, og derfor har "The Los Angeles Times" kaldt den for "The Château Margaux of Single Malts". The Macallan lagres udelukkende på sherryfade. Dette giver en unik aroma og fyldige honning og sherry noter i smagen.

Findes i 12 års, 18 års og som 25 års. Visse steder finder man også vintage / årgangs whiskies.


Source www.bbr.com :

Macallan Distillery, Speyside

Macallan was one of the first Highland distilleries to take out a licence in 1824, since when it has been distilled by generations of craftsman on a small estate over looking the River near Craigellachie in the heart of Speyside.

A purposefully traditionalist distillery, no short cuts are taken in time, investment and production of "the best glass" (Kingles Amis). Alongside its unusually small handbeaten copper stills, Macallan is perhaps best known for its emphasis on sherry ageing. Since 1970 and until very recently, the Macallan's entire output  matured in sherry wood.

When the availability of casks became a problem in 1976 the company began to buy its own new wood in Spain and have it seasoned in the bodegas of Jerez for four years before shipping it and filling it with whisky in 1976. This is an expensive policy (the cost of a sherry butt is about ten times that of a bourbon cask), but it makes a major contribution to Macallan's uniqueness. The first batch of The Macallan was not deemed to be ready for the market until 1980: since then its popularity and success has been phenomenal. The contemporary "Macallan Sherry Oak Range" exemplifies this long tradition, with single malts exclusively matured in sherry oak casks

In the recent years,  Macallans' philosophy for whisky maturation has moved away from its insistence on sherry-casks exclusively, to adopting a variety of cask types for parts of the whisky range. The "Fine Oak Range" combines mainly ex-bourbon cask matured malts, with discretionary amounts of sherry aged stock to achieve balance and complexity.

Macallan was acquired by Edrington Group in 1999. The whole production matured in sherry Oloroso casks is sold as single malt, the remaining being sold to blenders, among which Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, J&B, Chivas Regal, Lang's Supreme, Ballantine's or Long John.


MacAllan Pictures taken by AWA - Dufftown 2000 Whisky Festival.


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The MacAllan Famouse house (Seen on logo) MacAllan Casks MacAllan Spirit safe The MacAllan Building (Main sign) MacAllan Stills MacAllan Still
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10 years old
  MacAllan 10 Years Old Label
Age : 10 years old.
Vol : 40%
Price ( in Danish kr. 70cl.) :?
Remark : Type : Single Highland Malt

The Macallan
12 years old
The Macallan whisky bottle The Macallan Whisky label. The Macallan Whisky label 12 years old. MacAllan Scotch Malt whisky aged 12 years
Age : 12 years old.
Vol : 43%
Price (in Danish kr. 70cl. : 379,- )
Remark : Matured in Sherry wood.
Recomended as a dessert whisky or to the.
Color : Dark / "Dejlig" mørk
Nose / Smell : Sweet Liqure. / Mørk sød "likør"
Taste :  Sød lidt sprittet likør agtig.
After taste / Finish :  Sweet / light smoked. 
Sød let røget, efter 5 sekunder kommer der en behagelig eftersmag.
Total Score : 5
Personal taste: CP GI HT FS FR Average
Package/Info 5 6       5,5
Bottle 5 5       5,0
Label 2 3       2,5
Prop ? Metal/Kork/ Wood.  6 7       6,5
Color 7 8       7,5
Nose / Smell 4 4       4,0
Taste 6 4       5,0
Finish / Aftertaste 7 6       6,5
Price/Quality 4 4       4,0

Macallan .
18 years old
MacAllan 18 Years Old.  
Age : 18 years old.
Vol : ?%
Price ( in Danish kr. 70cl.) : 379,-
Remark : Type : Single Highland Malt

vintage 1978
MacAllan vintage 1978 from Gordon MacPhail  
Age : Vintage 1978
Vol : 40%
Price ?
Remark : From the independent bottler Gordon MacPhail

vintage 1990
MacAllan vintage 1990 9 years old Murray McDavid  
Age : 9 years old.
Vol : ?%
Price ? Found at the whisky shop in Dufftown.
Remark : From the independent bottler Murray McDavid !



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The MacAllan Still. The MacAllan Still. The MacAllan Still. The MacAllan Still. 4 Macallan bottles
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LINKS.......... to official Macallan or related web pages.
The Macallan Distillers Ltd. The Macallan Distillers Ltd.
The Macallan-Glenlivet Distillery
Craigellachie, AB38 9RX, Scotland
Tel: +44 1340 871471 - Fax: +44 1340 871212
Telegrams: "THEMACALLAN, CRAIGELLACHIE", Telex: 739556
The old Regionlink site is out of date and should be closed down.
United Distillers South Africa. United Distillers South Africa.
United Distillers Switzerland United Distillers Switzerland
With a
Macallan distillers Ltd.
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Macallan 12 yo

Macallan 12 years oldSherry wood

Macallan 12 yo

Macallan 12 years old Sherry wood

Macallan 1990 mm

Murray McDavid - MacAllan vintage 199046% alc.

Macallan 1990 mm

Murray McDavid - MacAllan vintage 1990 46% alc.

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