Monday, September 10, 2018


The Macallan, has announced the launch of the seventh bottling in its Masters of Photography series, which is said to celebrate the opening of its new distillery and visitor experience.

The Macallan Masters of Photography - Magnum Edition (43.7% ABV) has been produced using a combination of 8 single malt whisky casks, including what has been described as a ‘spicy gingered cask’, a ‘cask of age’, a ‘classic cask’, a ‘classic Macallan cask’, along with a first fill American barrel and an ex-European red wine cask.
The Macallan Masters of Photography - Magnum Edition

This latest Masters of Photography release, is a collaboration with one of the world’s most famous photographic cooperatives, Magnum Photos – and through a collection of images, tells the start of a new story for Macallan, following the recent opening of its new £140m distillery.

The photos which were taken by six world renowned Magnum photographers - Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Alec Soth, capture different aspects of the distillery, from its landscape and materials used to build the new distillery, to its workers and casks.

Commenting on the launch, Ken Grier, Creative Director for The Macallan, said: “Magnum are the ultimate masters of their medium, offering incredible diversity and distinction within their ranks and capturing all aspects of human life around the world with an unparalleled sense of vision, imagination and genius. They are the greatest collective of documentary photographers in the world and their partnership with The Macallan reflects our shared values of craftsmanship and commitment to excellence."

He went onto say: “For the first time in The Macallan Masters of Photography series, we are working in partnership with multiple photographers to tell the story of the new Macallan distillery and the people behind it, taking it from genesis to completion. This coveted edition shows history in the making against the backdrop of The Macallan’s ongoing commitment to mastery.”

Limited to 2,000 bottles, The Macallan Masters of Photography - Magnum Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £2,700,00.

Posted by Steve Rush