Macallan whisky worth $80,000 now in GTRBy Melita Kiely
Edrington-owned The Macallan has extended the availability of its Tales of The Macallan Volume I single malt whisky to include global travel retail.
Travellers will now be able to purchase Tales of The Macallan Volume I, The Laird of Ester Elchies (1659-1715) from the brand’s GTR boutiques, and select physical stores throughout the channel.
The Scotch whisky launched last year and was the first edition in a series designed to tell the story behind The Macallan’s pioneers.
Jeremy Speirs, regional managing director for Edrington Global Travel Retail, said: “Bringing to life The Macallan’s rich heritage is a key pillar of our storytelling in global travel retail.
“The Tales of The Macallan series adds a new dimension to this, shining a light on some of the extraordinary individuals who have shaped the brand.
“Combining incredible liquid with beautiful packaging, the first bottling in this series will act as a real draw for global whisky connoisseurs, visiting select locations in global travel retail.”
Tales of The Macallan Volume I was created to honour the legacy of John Grant. Distilled in 1950 and bottled in 2021, the whisky is said to have notes of wood spice, sweet wood smoke and antique oak, complemented by ripe fruits and spices.
The whisky is presented in a handmade Lalique crystal decanter, concealed in an almanac book. Each chapter depicts the story of John Grant and includes illustrations by Andrew Davidson.
Tales of The Macallan Volume I is limited to 350 bottles worldwide, priced at RRP US$80,000 (£60,000/€65,000) each.