Edrington Group Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1824 Active (vc) 8 750 000 litres
Address: Easter Elchies, Craigellachie,
Morayshire AB38 9RX
01340 871471 www.themacallan.com
1824 – The distillery is licensed to Alexander Reid under the name Elchies Distillery.
1847 – Alexander Reid passes away and James Shearer Priest and James Davidson take over.
1868 – James Stuart takes over the licence. He founds Glen Spey distillery a decade later.
1886 – James Stuart buys the distillery.
1892 – Stuart sells the distillery to Roderick Kemp from Elgin. Kemp expands the distillery and names it Macallan-Glenlivet.
1909 – Roderick Kemp passes away and the Roderick Kemp Trust is established to secure the family’s future ownership.
1965 – The number of stills is increased from six to twelve.
1966 – The trust is reformed as a private limited company.
1968 – The company is introduced on the London Stock Exchange.
1974 – The number of stills is increased to 18.
1975 – Another three stills are added, now making the total 21.
1979 – Allan Schiach, descendant of Roderick Kemp, becomes the new chairman of the board after Peter Schiach.
1984 – The first official 18 year old single malt is launched.
1986 – Japanese Suntory buys 25% of Macallan-Glenlivet plc stocks.
1996 – Highland Distilleries buys the remaining stocks and terminate the Kemp family’s influence on Macallan. 1874 Replica is launched.
1999 – Edrington and William Grant & Sons buys Highland Distilleries (where Edrington, Suntory and Remy-Cointreau already are shareholders) for £601 million. They form the 1887 Company which owns Highland Distilleries with 70% held by Edrington and 30% by William Grant & Sons (excepting the 25% share held by Suntory).
2001 – A new visitor centre is opened.
2002 – Elegancia replaces 12 year old in the duty-free range. 1841 Replica, Exceptional II and Exceptional III, from 1980, are also launched.
2003 – 1876 Replica and Exceptional IV, single cask from 1990 are released.
2004 – Exceptional V, single cask from 1989 is released as well as Exceptional VI, single cask from 1990. The Fine Oak series is launched.
2005 – New expressions are Macallan Woodland Estate, Winter Edition and the 50 year old.
2006 – Fine Oak 17 years old and Vintage 1975 are launched.
2007 – 1851 Inspiration and Whisky Maker´s Selection are released as a part of the Travel Retail range. 12 year old Gran Reserva is launched in Taiwan and Japan.
2008 – Estate Oak and 55 year old Lalique are released.
2009 – Capacity increased by another six stills. The Macallan 1824 Collection, a range of four duty free expressions, is launched. A 57 year old Lalique bottling is released.
2010 – Oscuro is released for Duty Free.
2011 – Macallan MMIX is released for duty free.
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