Founded in 1824, by Alexander Reid The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then, The Macallan has built a reputation as one of the world”s truly great single malt whiskies. Based in Craigellachie, Moray, Macallan falls outside the Speyside designation created by the Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009, it”s therefore labelled as a Highland Single Malt even though it falls within in the traditional region of Speyside. Known for its rich sherried style The Macallan alone accounts for some 65% of the total number of fresh sherry seasoned oak casks imported into Scotland. It is owned by the Edrington Group which purchased the brand from Highland Distillers in 1999.
The Macallan Edition No. 6 takes its inspiration from the breathtaking landscapes around our distillery and warehouses, in particular the vibrant River Spey that borders our estate.
The sixth and final release in the The Macallan Edition series, Edition No. 6 takes its inspiration from the natural wonders of the legendary River Spey and The Macallan Estate, where each and every cask of The Macallan is matured before being hand-selected for use by our expert whisky makers.
All of the five distinct casks types used to create Edition No. 6 have been hand-picked by The Macallan Whisky Maker Steven Bremner. He drew inspiration from unique stories related to the river and surrounding landscape. The American and European oak casks have been selected to create a flavour profile that will deliver a multifaceted experience; from the appealing rich brass natural colour, to the layers of aroma, followed by the deep and rewarding flavour.
The legendary River Spey flows through the Estate and is globally renowned as a home to the mighty Atlantic salmon. The Macallan Ghillie is a custodian of the River Spey and advocate for sustaining the wildlife in and around it. On our one-and-three-quarter mile stretch of river, a fortunate few can test their skills in the hope of catching – and releasing – wild Atlantic salmon using Hardy’s incomparable tackle.
Wild Atlantic salmon are at risk of becoming an endangered species. Therefore The Macallan are working with the Atlantic Salmon Trust to help raise awareness of this, and to support vital conservation work on the River Spey and beyond.
Aroma – Rich fresh fruits, nutmeg, ginger, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, and oak.
Palate – Plum and sweet orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, balanced oak, toffee, and oats.
Finish – Long fresh fruit with spices turning to creamy chocolate and toasted oats