The Macallan 65YO in Lalique Bottle and Case

The Macallan 65YO Limited Edition in Lalique

Speyside

The Macallan and Lalique are delighted to present the sixth and final masterpiece from their prestigious The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection, distributed by Maxxium UK. The ‘Peerless Spirit’ decanter represents the concluding chapter in the story of The Macallan’s foundation stones, the elements that define the character of this extraordinary single malt. The final decanter in this global sell out …

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Macallan Annie Leibowitz edition on show at London design show

Speyside

The Macallan has been showing off the latest of its Masters of Photography series at this year’s designjunction, a design and branding show at London’s Sorting Office. The Macallan Masters of Photography series: Annie Leibowitz edition, which features pictures of Trainspotting and Grey’s Anatomy star Keving McKidd, was the star of the Macallan’s Masterclass which ran to some 5,500 people …

Macallan’s African distributors appoint brand ambassador

Speyside

FIX Wines & Spirits, who distribute Macallan in Africa and the Middle East, have appointed a dedicated brand ambassador for the single malt brand. The new brand ambassador is Patsy Christie, who has 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry in bartending and mixology training in both the UK and Canada. Igor Boyadjian, FIX Managing Director said on their …

Line-up of top drams for Edinburgh announced

Events

The line up of whiskies which will be available at Whisky Luxe in Edinburgh in September has been announced, and contains samples which retail for more than £700 a bottle. Featured on the line-up are Fettercairn 40 Years Old (£730 a bottle), a special selection of rare or limited editions of Jura bottlings (up to £500), and rare releases from …

Rising sales bring 38% profit growth to The Macallan

Highland

The Macallan distillery has seen its profits rise by 38% in the year to the end of March. The Macallan Distillers, which is wholly owned by Edrington, posted a pre-tax profit of £87.5 million, reports The Herald newspaper. According to the directors’ report in their annual accounts, the profit was down to “excellent brand growth in volume and margin in …

Edrington sees profits rise

Trade News

The maker of Scotland’s top-selling whisky is toasting 5.2% growth in profits to £148.8 million. Edrington, who produce The Famous Grouse, as well as The Macallan and Highland Park malts, increased their turnover by only 0.5% in the same period – with sales growth in premium brands boosting the profitability of the group. Like its competitors Diageo and Pernod Ricard, …

The Macallan 1824 Series to launch this year

Speyside

Speyside singel malt, The Macallan, is to introduce a new range this year, launching it in the UK in the autumn. The 1824 Series, as the new range will be known has been brought to market following “extensive work with distributors Maxxium UK, and other key market partners, to meet the growing demands for The Macallan”, according to a company …

The Macallan launch photography competition

Events

The Macallan have launched a photgraphy competition to mark the third release in their Masters of Photography series, the Annie Leibowitz Edition. The photo competition is running under the them “The Last Word” and photography buffs are being urged to upload portratis they have taken along with one word – ‘The Last Word’ – which captures the mood of their …

The Macallan enlarges Masters of Photography

Events, Speyside

The Macallan is expanding its Masters of Photography initiative and has appointed a global PR agency to take it forward. The distiller has been running the project for the last four years to build the brand globally by combining the worlds of whisky and photography. The latest stage sees the appointment of Talk PR to handle promotion of the initiative …