Wednesday, February 09, 2022


The Macallan, has today announced the launch of its oldest single malt Scotch whisky to date.

The Macallan – The Reach (41.6% ABV) is an 81 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a single sherry seasoned oak cask.

The Macallan - The Reach

Distilled during the Second World War in a period of increasing hardship, The Reach was laid to rest in 1940 before The Macallan was compelled to close its doors for the first time in its history.

The Macallan – The Reach, which comes encased in a decanter created from mouth-blown, hot glass, cradled on a bronze sculpture of three hands, is said to deliver notes of dark chocolate, sweet cinnamon, aromatic peat, plums, leather, pink grapefruit, redcurrant jelly, treacle toffee, bramble jam, liquorice, crystalised ginger, nutmeg, charred pineapple, pecans and woodsmoke.

Commenting on the launch, Kirsteen Campbell, Master Whisky Maker at The Macallan, said: “It is an honour to introduce The Reach. Created during a turbulent time in the world, this extraordinary expression showcases The Macallan’s history, ingenuity and unmistakable strength of character. The creation of many hands, The Reach has been a truly collaborative effort. It’s also a tribute to the people who made this precious whisky, and their enduring spirit which never wavered.”

Limited to 288 decanters The Macallan – The Reach, will be available from The Macallan Travel Retail Boutiques, for a RRP of £92,000.

Posted by Steve Rush