The Macallan has introduced Home Collection – The Distillery, the first edition in a new annual release series inspired by the natural beauty of The Macallan Estate.
Celebrating The Macallan’s origins, the new collection of single malt whiskies will be available exclusively from The Macallan Estate Boutique, The Macallan Boutiques in Global Travel Retail, Domestic and E-Boutiques.
The 485-acre Macallan Estate on the banks of the River Spey has been farmed since 1543. In 1700, Captain John Grant transformed the land into a community with the construction of Easter Elchies House, with schoolteacher Alexander Reid establishing the Distillery in 1824.
The Macallan Home Collection – The Distillery, the first release in the new series, showcases The Macallan’s Distillery. The award-winning building, designed by globally acclaimed architects
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, incorporates a unique undulating roof covered in grass and wild-flowers to reflect the surrounding scenic hills.
Crafted from a combination of European and American oak casks and refill casks, this whisky also pays tribute to The Macallan’s traditions and community spirit.
The bottle is presented in a unique pack featuring a watercolor painting depicting the Distillery by local artist Colin Rizza, who is also a long-standing Distillery worker at The Macallan. Colin’s family has worked with The Macallan for over three decades, and both he and his son still work at the Distillery to this day.
Polly Logan, Whisky Maker at The Macallan, said: “Being part of the 200-year history and heritage of whisky-making at The Macallan Distillery is a truly unique experience… The Macallan Home Collection–The Distillery describes sensorially the passion and pride we feel in our wonderful spiritual home. A gentle floral note gives a subtle nod to the beautiful land-scape that forms The Macallan Estate, while the rich finish reflects the warm welcome that awaits here in the heart of Speyside.”
Jeremy Speirs, Regional Managing Director, Edrington Global Travel Retail, commented: “Central to our vision for The Macallan Boutiques in travel retail is allowing more consumers around the world to connect with the brand’s home in Speyside. With the launch of The Macallan Home Collection exclusively in select boutiques, we continue to build on that vision with a new series which is inspired by the natural beauty of The Macallan Estate. We’re confident this series will resonate strongly with global shoppers looking to explore the stories and heritage behind The Macallan in a beautiful, highly collectible format.”
With an RRSP of US$250 / GBP200 / €230, The Macallan Home Collection – The Distillery will be available from Mid-August 2022.