Thursday, October 15, 2020


The Macallan, has today announced the launch of a new limited-edition collection of single malt Scotch whiskies, which includes the distillery’s oldest ever bottlings.

The Macallan Red Collection, is a carefully curated selection of ongoing aged expressions and high aged guest releases, which are said to capture the brands deep respect for tradition and craftsmanship.

The Macallan 78 Year Old

Inspired by the significance of the colour red throughout the history of the brand, the first batch of releases in The Macallan Red Collection, is comprised of six expressions, aged from between 40 and 78 years old.

A complete set of The Macallan Red Collection is set to be auctioned by Sotheby’s after being gifted by The Macallan to raise funds for food charity, City Harvest, which redistributes surplus from the food industry to vulnerable people across London. The Sotheby’s auction runs from 22 October to 31 October 2020.

Commenting on the launch, Kirsteen Campbell, Master Whisky Maker at The Macallan, said: “Created from some of the world’s oldest and rarest casks it is an incredible privilege to have crafted The Red Collection, the pinnacle of The Macallan’s portfolio. It’s thanks to the foresight of previous custodians of The Macallan, who laid down and aged these extraordinary casks, that we have been able to curate such a remarkable selection of whiskies.”

She went onto say: “Each precious drop offers a unique opportunity to explore The Macallan’s whisky making legacy. The incredible elegance and rich flavours of the expressions that form The Red Collection are a direct result of the craftsmanship, knowledge and skills nurtured by our master whisky makers, past and present.”

The Macallan Red Collection, will be available later this month from selected specialist retailers, for the following RRP’s: 40 Years Old £11,300 - 50 Years Old £37,500 - 60 Years Old £49,000 - 71 Years Old £58,500 - 74 Years Old £61,500 and 78 Years Old £65,500.

Posted by Steve Rush