The Macallan Red Collection 40 years (Private Collection)

The Macallan Red Collection reflects Macallan’s deep respect for time, tradition and craftsmanship and the entwinement of the colour through their history: Macallan Founder Alexander Reid—literally “The Red”; to The Macallan’s ‘Choice Old’ range released over a century ago in 1903; through to Allan Shiach marking vintage bottles of The Macallan with a red ribbon in the 1980s.

The Red Collection is an extraordinary collection that combining Macallan’s oldest-ever ongoing bottlings – 40-, 50-, and 60-year-old single malts – with a limited-edition trio of the oldest whiskies ever bottled by the distillery – 71-, 74- and 78-year-old single malts. Every edition in the Macallan Red Collection is extremely limited.

Each bottle in the collection comes in an oak presentation box lined with soft red Scottish leather, and a bespoke case is also available to house a trio of ongoing or limited-edition releases.

The Macallan 40 Year Old is made from sherry seasoned casks and bottled at 48.1% abv.

Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak 2018 Release (Private Collection)

The 2018 release of Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak. Deliciously smooth, with dried fruits, sherry, orange and wood smoke. A really hefty Oloroso sherry presence after this extended ageing.


Macallan peter blake (Private Collection)

The Macallan has unveiled the Anecdotes of Ages Collection, an exclusive collaboration celebrating the worlds of art and whisky with globally renowned British pop artist, Sir Peter Blake.

The collaboration – unveiled today (17 February) via a virtual presentation — The Macallan’s third with the iconic artist and part of a relationship spanning over three decades celebrates The Macallan’s legacy and Sir Peter Blake’s contribution to the art world.

Macallan Rare Cask Red

It’s comprised of whiskies drawn from 16 different Sherry cask styles, chosen by Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno. A high proportion of these casks are first fill, and has resulted in a rich, spicy Speyside single malt, bursting with honey’d raisin, root ginger and decadent chocolate notes

Macallan Edition no.3

A unique selection of oak cask styles are combined to yield a new limited edition expression each year. Like preceding releases, Edition No.3 is an exploration into our approach to whisky making, exposing the detail of its creation, and offering true transparency

Macallan 30 Years Old

“Macallan 30 Years Old. Fine Oak is ‘Triple Cask Matured’ at The Macallan Distillery, Speyside, Scotland, for a minimum of thirty years. The unique cask combination delivers an extraordinary smooth, delicate, yet complete Single Malt. … The Macallan is one of the world’s most awarded and admired Single Malts.

Magnum Edition

Macallan Masters of Photography is an elegant Speyside single malt, made using whisky aged in eight different types of cask including first-fill American oak, an ex-European wine cask and a refill Speyside whisky cask from Macallan itself. This combination creates an incredibly complex single malt with notes of candied fruits, honey, butterscotch, red berries and spicy ginger.

Macallan 15 years fine oak

The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Years Old forms part of the Fine Oak range and is matured for a minimum of fifteen years in three exceptional oak cask types. This complex combination of casks delivers a rich flavour profile with notes of chocolate, dried fruits and cinnamon.

Macallan 12 years Gran reserva

The whisky was created to celebrate the expertise and mastery the distillery and their dedication to maturing their whisky in only the finest Oloroso sherry oak casks available. Expect deep and rich notes of sherries fruits, dark chocolate and a range of spices in this rare and collectable dram. As it was released for the Japanese and Taiwanese markets,

Macallan 21 years fine oak discontinued

The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. Now owned by the Edrington Group.

It is the most sought after whisky for collectors, regularly setting records all round the world. Matured in a combination of both ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks, the 21 year old expression is described as “The Age of Maturity”.

Macallan Estate Reserve

The Macallan Estate Reserve is a rare single malt whisky that makes up part of the sought after 1824 Collection. Matured predominantly in sherry casks, it delivers the classic Macallan style in incredible fashion, with dried fruits, raisins, chocolate and spicy ginger coming to your nose and palate

Macallan 25 sherrys

The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Aged for a quarter century in sherry-seasoned oak casks from Jerez, Spain, The Macallan 25 is one of the rare creations to have received a perfect 100 point rating from the Beverage Testing Institute.

Macallan concept no 1

The first in the series, The Macallan Concept Number 1 celebrates the world’s visionaries by daring to disrupt the whisky making process. … Created from whiskies matured first in sherry-seasoned oak casks and then for an equal time in ex-bourbon casks, this single malt is crafted to explore maturation more imaginatively.

Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition

This is one of a limited edition of 6 x-ray bones photographed by Nick Veasey, for Macallan Whisky Maker’s Edition. It is The Macallan’s Piller No.5 Natural Color.

The Macallan Whisky Maker’s Edition is part of Macallans award-winning 1824 Collection. It is a delicious single malt layered with fruit and spice crafted by Bob Dalgarno. Released exclusively for Travel Retail only

Macallan 25 Year Old Fine Oak

The Macallan Fine Oak 25 Years Old forms part of the Fine Oak range and is matured for a minimum of twenty five years in three exceptional oak cask types. This complex combination of casks delivers a robust favour profile with notes of vanilla, peach and sherry.

Macallan Exceptional Single Cask

Bottled in August of that year at a natural cask strength of 56.7% abv, just 581 bottles have been produced. The nose has sweet cherry and oak notes, with vanilla, ginger spice and figs all emerging.

Macallan Fine Oak 10 Years Old

The Macallan Fine Oak 10 Years Old forms part of the Fine Oak range and is matured for a minimum of ten years in three exceptional oak cask types. This complex combination of casks delivers a light whisky with notes of honey and fruit.

Macallan 25 Anniverssary

Macallan 25 Anniverssary

The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Aged for a quarter century in sherry-seasoned oak casks from Jerez, Spain, The Macallan 25 is one of the rare creations to have received a perfect 100 point rating from the Beverage Testing Institute

Macallan concept No 2

2 2019 (70cl, 40%) Macallan Concept No. 2 is a no-age-statement single malt from the Speyside distillery matured in Sherry-seasoned American oak casks. … ‘Each different cask brings its own influence to the character of the liquid, like each instrument, or sound, adds depth to a track

single malt 1982 18 years

This Speyside single malt from The Macallan was distilled in 1982 and matured for 18 years in specially selected sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. Bottled at 43% abv, this older style bottling is a highly sought-after collectors item

macallan rare cask black

A very limited-edition smoky release from Macallan, Rare Cask Black is a marriage of around 100 predominantly sherry-seasoned casks. Made using pleated whisky – very rarely produced at the distillery – this has notes of dried fruit, nutmeg, ginger and smoke.

Macallan Sienna

This delicious Macallan whisky is the second darkest in the 1824 colour release, and provides some middle ground between the Gold and the Ruby expressions. Matured in top quality sherry casks, this single malt is named Sienna to represent the naturally occuring pigment.

Peter Blake

The Macallan celebrates a 30-year collaboration with Pop artist Sir Peter Blake today with the release of a new collection of 13 unique bottles comprising the Anecdotes of Ages Collection. In recognition of their long partnership, The Macallan also announced a special charity auction of one of the unique Sir Peter Blake bottles from the Anecdotes of Ages Collection at Sotheby’s New York on March 13 to benefit the Guggenheim Museum

Macallan 18 years fine oak discontinued

Macallan 18 years Fine Oak. Macallan 18 years is a nowaday rare expression from the discontinued Fine Oak range, available in a number of various designs. The Macallan 18 year old has a light amber colour with a heady, exotic aroma, hints of jasmine and peat leaving a lingering orange zest finish.

Macallan classic cut 2018

Macallan Classic Cut 2018 Release is the new release of the Classic Cut expression from The Macallan. An exciting release from the distillery, this dram was aged in very carefully selected Jerez Oloroso sherry butts and was bottled at 51.2% ABV after its aging process.

Macallan Edition Series 2 - 6

The Macallan Edition Series is an opulent range of six annual releases by Macallan. Each edition is a mix of several different casks, intended to showcase the range of Macallan’s abilities and ways of producing luxury whisky. The last instalment was released just last month (October 2020)

Macallan 18 Year Old - Sherry Oak -2018 - 2019

This boisterous release from Macallan is the 2019 addition to their Sherry Oak range, as always matured for its 18 years in carefully selected casks from Jerez in Spain. This year we have a complex expression, smooth on the palate with notes of dates and ginger and clean finish

Macallan - Concept No.3 - 2020

This wonderfully designed Macallan is the 3rd and final release in the Concept series. This edition brings together whisky and design through their collaboration with David Carson, a revolutionary graphic designer. The whisky itself was matured in fresh fill sherry butts and ex-bourbon barrels. Bottled at 40.8% ABV, the Macallan Concept No.3 is a fitting end to the creative series.

Macallan Amber

The Macallan Amber forms part of our 1824 Series which exemplifies our commitment to 100% natural colour, present in each and every Macallan single malt. The colour of each expression becomes richer as the range progresses and its flavours become more intense.

Macallan 10 years sherry late 80's

This sample of Macallan Cask Strength 10 Years supposedly comes from a late 80s bottle. I couldn’t find a timeline of when this whisky started showing up in-market, but I always thought it was the early 90s. The buddy who gave me this sample knows his whisky so I’m going to assume he’s correct in his dating which means we’ve gone back yet another decade in our three-glass-exploration of Cask Strength Mac.

There’s not much to say about this I haven’t already. It’s Macallan, it was aged for 10 years in 100% Oloroso casks and it’s obviously awesome. On to the Macallan Cask Strength 10 Years review!

Macallan Sherry 25 Years 43%

Superlative Speysider from Macallan, this astonishing 25 year old is one of the most revered whiskies in the world. It received a perfect 100 out of 100 score from the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, 1999. It also received a Gold at the International Spirits Challenge. This release pre dates the move to annual releases in 2018.

Macallan 12 sherry old bottling

Macallan 12 Year is a classic sherry-cask-matured Speyside that makes a very good gateway into the single malt category. Flavors of fruitcake, warmed bread, soaked raisins and clove lead to a warm, medium to long finish noted with pear, cigar and peppery clove notes

Macallan 1985 sherry

The 2003 release of Macallan 18 year old. A blend of whiskies distilled in 1985 and in earlier years. Macallan is the quintessential collectors’ Speyside and this release has notes of cinnamon and clove.


From The Macallan’s Decanter Series, The Macallan Reflexion is an art-piece worthy of a museum display. Its attractive orange hue, from small hogshead first-fill casks, anticipates a glorious set of aromas and a muscular palate


One of the first distilleries in Scotland to legally hold a licence was The Macallan. Now they have built a world-wide reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies distillers. The Macallan whilst using traditional craftsmanship methods and combining the natural raw materials from North America, Spain and Scotland have managed to retain these traditional influences.

A Night on Earth in Scotland

A Night on Earth in Scotland is the first Macallan release in an annual series that started off in 2021. It celebrates Hogmanay, Scotland’s New Year’s Eve. No surprise then that it contains whisky aged in American and European oak sherry seasoned casks, as well as the common ex-bourbon barrels.

Macallan 15 Year Old Double Cask

Macallan is known for ageing its whiskies in sherry casks and the Double Cask range, of which this 15 year old single malt is a part, explores what happens when whisky aged in two types of sherry-seasoned oak is combined. Matured in both European and American oak casks, this smooth single malt has notes of dried fruits, orange zest, melted chocolate, oak spice and honey.

Macallan The Harmony Collection Rich Cacao

A bottle of The Macallan Rich Cacao Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky from The Harmony Collection. This is inspired by the chocolate creations of Spanish chef Jordi Roca, pastry chef at El Celler de Can Roca. The restaurant was twice voted best restaurant in the world.


A limited-edition Macallan from The 1824 Collection, drawn from Sherry seasoned oak casks, a very high proportion of which is first filled. Oscuro is wonderfully dark, luscious and deeply satisfying.


Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask / Year of the Ox

It may be hard to imagine today, but for much of the 20th century, Macallan was primarily a constituent malt in blends. It was not until the 1980s downturn in the market that the distillery decided to focus on its single malt brand. Fortuitously, this coincided with the crest of a wave of enthusiasm for the high quality releases that the distillery had licensed to Campbell, Hope & King and Gordon & MacPhail in the 1960s and 1970s. These remain some of the most collectible on the market. While global single malt sales volume is still lead by Speyside neighbours, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, Macallan is easily the most sought after. So much so in fact, that they had to open a brand new distillery in 2018, a subterranean architectural masterpiece within the Easter Elchies estate, boasting 36 copper pot stills.  

The Double Cask from Macallan was introduced in 2018 as part of the newly revamped core range, alongside the Sherry Oak Cask and Triple Cask lines. This variant is matured in a mixture of sherry seasoned American Oak and European Oak casks.

The bottle is presented in limited edition Year of the Ox packaging.