The first edition honours the life of Captain John Grant, who discovered the potential of Easter Elchies Estate—the birthplace of The Macallan

The Macallan has become one of the most south-after Scotch whisky brands in the world, thanks to the prominent figures—past and present—who have paved the way to reach the top. That is what Tales of The Macallan is all about, Volume 1 was created to honour the life of Captain John Grant (1659-1715).

An army veteran who had just returned home after the war in the 1700s, Grant realised the potential of Easter Elchies Estate—the family property which has become the location of The Macallan Distillery since 1824. Its fertile land was where barley was grown and harvested to craft sublime whiskies.

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Grant’s enduring legacy is captured in the Tales of The Macallan Volume, crafted by lead whisky maker Sarah Burgess using whisky distilled in 1950 and bottled in 2021. Burgess adds: “This precious whisky echoes of a very old tale. Wood spices, sweet wood smoke and antique oak are omnipresent and make a perfect liaison with the delicate symphony of ripe fruits and spices.”

The golden liquid is bottled in an exceptional crystal decanter handcrafted by Lalique, and kept within an almanac book that tells the story of Grant through illustrations by renowned artist, Andrew Davidson.

There are only 350 bottles available worldwide, and will be available for purchase at The Macallan at Raffles Hotel upon enquiry.

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