The Macallan

Toasting 200 Years of Excellence

The Macallan celebrates it's bicentenary this year, and shall be commemorating the achievement with many special releases. We're excited to see what offerings they have in store.

200 Years Young

The Macallan marks 200 years in operation in 2024, with two centuries having passed since it was founded by Alexander Reid – a teacher, farmer and distiller. The celebration will be explored throughout 2024 via five key themes: Incomparable, Creativity, Craftsmanship, Legacy and Sustainability.

In 1824, Alexander distilled the first batch of whisky in his curiously small stills in Speyside, Scotland, beginning the extraordinary legacy of the single malt Scotch whisky. Holding firm that small stills produce better flavour and character, he resisted the adoption of large, higher volume stills, instead preferring the value of patience to deliver the uncompromised excellence for which The Macallan continues to be renowned.

Designed by the acclaimed visual artist Alex Trochut, the anniversary logo features a wave pattern that evokes the connection between the brand’s foundations and its future, merging the curve of the River Spey that weaves its way through The Macallan Estate to the rolling curves of the striking distillery.

Discover The Macallan

You can find the full range of The Macallan single malt at The Whisky Shop