Macallan An Estate, A Community and A Distillery / Peter Blake

The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then, Macallan has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland - and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship.
The Macallan distillery was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. The original name of the area was “Maghellan”, taken from the Gaelic word “magh”, meaning fertile ground and “Ellan”, from the Monk St.Fillan - who held a close association with the church that stood in the grounds of The Macallan Estate until 1400. Farmers had been making whisky on their Speyside farms in the area for centuries, using their surplus barley during the quieter winter months.

"A tribute to some of the colourful characters from The Macallan's past and present"
Presented in early 2021, An Estate, A Community and A Distillery is the result of the Speyside giant once again collaborating with acclaimed British artist, Sir Peter Blake. Famously the designer of The Beatles iconic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band record sleeve, he is perhaps best known in the whisky world for labelling 12 bottles of the legendary Macallan 1926.
The bottle was released to celebrate the distilleries Anecdotes of Ages Collection and was available via ballot in March 2021. The presentation box houses the bottle, a certificate detailing the history and heritage on which the art was based, and artwork printed on a scroll.

    Nose:     Rich in dried fruits and spices with hints of orange and clove.

    Taste:    Dried fruits with cracked black pepper and treacle, accents of vanilla and orange oil.

    Finish:    A long, rich oak finish with cinnamon and cacao.