The Macallan, a signature brand in luxury

May 03, 202313C Staff

The Macallan


Founded in 1824 by barley farmer and teacher Alexander Reid, The Macallan distillery has built an identity as one of the world’s leading single malt whisky producers. The origin of the brand’s name derives from the area “Maghellan”, taken from the Gaelic word “magh” (meaning fertile ground), and “Ellan” (from the Monk St.Fillan - who held a close association with the church that stood in the grounds of The Macallan Estate until 1400).


Macallan distillery is one of the most consistent producers of premium single malts, and has endorsed the single-malt philosophy long before it was a trend. Their pursuit of the extraordinary is characterized by their use of exceptional oak casks. Sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eye of The Macallan Master of Wood, the hand-picked casks are delivered to the demanding specifications of The Macallan Whisky Mastery Team. For every expression of The Macallan, the quality of the whisky is largely dependent on the quality of the oak casks it is matured in, as well as the quality of the 'new make' spirit distilled from water, yeast and barley. With up to 80% of The Macallan’s final character and flavor determined by cask quality, the oak cask is the most prominent factor in ensuring and delivering the quality and style of the single malt. All of the Macallan whiskies take 100% of their color from the wood in which they are matured.


As wood is a natural product, each tree is different and in turn, imparts different flavors and colors to the whisky during maturation. The skill of the whisky makers ensures color is as consistent as possible from bottling to bottling, through the management and selection of the casks which provide the spectrum of natural color essential to The Macallan single malt. The Macallan is one Scotch that is easy to fall in love with right away, not only does it produce excellent entry-level Scotches, such as the Macallan 10 and 12, but it also generates some of the most sought-after bottles for serious collectors.


The brand’s reputation is built on a product of outstanding quality and distinctive character, making it James Bond's whisky of choice. The Macallan is truly a luxurious whisky for people who value the finer things in life.

You can find all the Macallan selection at 13C Amman, Jordan. Check our website or visit our store at 129 Arar street, Wadi Saqra.

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