Famed for some of the most expensive bottles in the world, The Macallan will look a bit different from now on…

The Macallan distillery was established in 1824 and has become one of the best known and most collectable single malt brands in the world. With a history of almost two centuries, a secure place as one of the world’s best-selling single malt Scotch whiskies and bottles reaching hundreds of thousands of pounds at auction, you could forgive the distillery for adhering to the old adage ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. But that’s not how things are done at The Macallan.

Last year, The Macallan began production trials at its new £120 million distillery, due to open to the public for the first time this summer. The new distillery will allow the brand to keep up with demand, increasing production levels from 11 million litres to 15 million litres. A bold move, but one that the market demands. This year, the distillery took another bold move with the announcement that ‘the 1824’ core range of whiskies, Gold, Amber, Sienna and Ruby, was being discontinued.

The 1824 non-age statement range has been replaced with a trio of cask-maturation lines – Sherry Oak, Double Cask, and Triple Cask – all presented in a new bolder looking bottle, taking inspiration from the design of The Macallan Rare Cask. The distillery hopes the naming convention will allow consumers to more easily choose between the expressions, while also highlighting the variety of whisky being produced.

The Macallan has long been renowned for its Sherry Oak range, with the wood budget at the distillery reaching over £40 million per year, and the revamped range will see the 12-year-old and 18-year-old variants preserved. The Double Cask range is matured in first-fill and refill American and European oak sherry casks, with the 12-year-old variant joined by The Macallan Gold Double Cask, the lone survivor from the 1824 range. Finally, the Triple Cask range includes the addition of ex-bourbon American oak in the maturation of 12, 15 and 18-year-old variants.

The Macallan
Gold Double Cask
£45 buy Now

The Macallan
12 Year Old Double Cask
£75 Buy Now

The Macallan
Rare Cask
£216 Buy Now

The Macallan
18 Year Old Sherry Oak
£285 Buy in Store Now