The Macallan, a name synonymous with luxury and tradition in the world of single malt Scotch whisky, has introduced a prestigious addition to its repertoire, celebrating the legacy of its founder, Alexander Reid. Tales of The Macallan Volume II, the second edition in a remarkable series, pays homage to Reid’s visionary spirit and commitment to excellence in whisky craftsmanship.
Crafted as a tribute to Alexander Reid, Tales of The Macallan Volume II portrays him as a teacher, farmer, and distiller on his journey to mastery, encapsulating his story and the enduring standards of excellence that have defined The Macallan for two centuries.
“Tales of The Macallan Volume II is a tribute to our founder Alexander Reid, whose commitment to quality and craftsmanship established the pursuit of uncompromised excellence that has continued to guide successive generations of The Macallan’s whisky makers, like myself, to this day’, says Euan Kennedy Lead Whisky Maker, The Macallan.
Alexander Reid’s fascination with distillation led him to establish The Macallan Distillery on Easter Elchies Estate in Speyside, Scotland, in 1824. He believed in the superiority of small stills for producing whisky with exceptional flavour and character, a principle that remains integral to The Macallan’s ethos today.
Crafted by The Macallan’s Lead Whisky Maker, Euan Kennedy, this exceptional expression from the exemplary 1949 vintage was bottled in 2022 at the pinnacle of its maturation, embodying the legacy of Alexander Reid as The Macallan celebrates its bicentennial year.
Encased in a bespoke handcrafted Lalique crystal decanter, this extraordinary single malt is concealed within an exceptional almanack, each chapter narrating the story of Alexander Reid and featuring exquisite illustrations by renowned British artist Andrew Davidson.
Limited to just 344 decanters, Tales of The Macallan Volume II is priced at GHS 1.4 million and will be available at select outlets. It represents the pinnacle of whisky craftsmanship and storytelling, embodying The Macallan’s unwavering pursuit of excellence.