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A Jubilant July for The Macallan

There was much cause for celebration in the month of July. Independence Day on the 4th of July was the first of such causes and many drams of The Macallan were raised across the USA and further afield. July also marked the start of Polo Season, the pinnacle event of which was the Cartier International Polo day that drew in celebrities and rock stars alike. More recently, single malt aficionados worldwide raised a dram to National Scotch Day – a celebration with unknown origins, but worthy of a fine glass of scotch nonetheless.

Here at The Macallan, we also celebrated the arrival of our new Brand Ambassador – Mr Charlie Whitfield. Charlie will be representing us in North East USA, so keep an eye out for him at our events in that area! If you'd like to read about what his favourite dram is or how he got into The Macallan, read his interview here. You can also get in touch with him via his Twitter profile.

There was much cause for celebration as we announced the winner and runners up of our Masters of Photography competition, as selected by Albert Watson himself. Once again, we'd like to congratulate the winners on their excellent photographs and we hope that they enjoy their prizes. If you didn't win this year, do not despair. We are planning the next Masters of Photography as we write this blog and you will hear all about it later on this year.

Whatever it is that you're celebrating, if you're venturing out to a bar, you'll want to make sure that it's a great whisky bar. Luckily, we have this covered too. We teamed up with our friends at Whisky Magazine to uncover the Great Whisky Bars of the World 2011. We asked you all to tell us your favourite whisky bar and we had some great suggestions, both on the blog and on our Facebook page. Congratulations to all those that received a free copy of the guide and we hope that we've provided you all with some inspiration for your next whisky bar visit.

Finally, it's time to announce our advocate of the month for July. The accolade goes to the esteemed Mike Kurfis. Mike is a devotee of The Macallan and always has a bottle of the Fine Oak 12yo on hand. To celebrate both his birthday and National Scotch Day, he poured some wee drams of our Fine Oak 21yo. Mike will be receiving two branded tumblers as a gift, so that he can celebrate in true Macallan style next time!

The Winners

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Today we unveil the winners in our Masters of Photography comp. Discover the 3 winning images... http://t.co/uGahVdaDa7 #Erwitt

23 Apr 14
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RT @leica_camera: Discover the essence of Leica Camera photography on April 24: http://t.co/TYzS7k7p2W #LeicaT http://t.co/mHjr9HUMCP

17 Apr 14
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Happy #Easter! Our 18 Years Old pairs perfectly with #chocolate, just like these @Compartes whisky infused truffles http://t.co/iOXc7SDVjg

20 Apr 14
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Capture your dinner & dram using #dramfinefood for a chance to #win a signed Roca book! Here’s ours... http://t.co/tCtCV9Kvl9

16 Apr 14
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Discover the specially crafted dishes & unique whisky parings created for this year’s #WGS2014 via @danandesther http://t.co/VB4ysIEqrC

14 Apr 14
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Thank you jeffreymbell for a 10am Old Fashioned with your delectable homemade honey syrup. http://t.co/mLKsNRm6Ry

11 Apr 14
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#FilmFriday: Pour yourself a dram & discover Elliott #Erwitt & Bob Dalgarno explore cask no. 0010068: http://t.co/DLimc9pKeb

11 Apr 14
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RT @luxurylaunches: A match made in heaven - @The_Macallan partners with @CanRocaCeller for the ultimate dinner -http://t.co/QubYJiis5l htt…

08 Apr 14
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RT @jordirocasan: With THE BOSS Bob Dalgamo, the Macallan whisky maker. http://t.co/ZGGufk1oKs

07 Apr 14
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Find out what happens when the worlds of whisky making and craft cuisine combine... http://t.co/XYN2t3ZlY6 #MacallanMasters

07 Apr 14
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Got a question for the Roca Brothers? Send us your questions using #MacallanMasters

07 Apr 14
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The Roca Brothers invite you into their El Celler de Can Roca kitchen – watch the masters at work: http://t.co/BpdI84q4y5 #MacallanMasters

07 Apr 14
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Our partner @CanRocaCeller will take #food pairing to a completely new whisky level #innovation #MacallanMasters http://t.co/fde4edY2Hx

07 Apr 14
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Today we unveil, The #MacallanMasters of Taste: a collaboration of 2 leading masters: @CanRocaCeller & @The_Macallan http://t.co/PgGjCWIzOz

07 Apr 14
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The home of the new Macallan collaboration. #macallanmasters http://t.co/YpzxyYcwEw

07 Apr 14

El Celler de Can Roca

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Find out who has captured the aroma of The Macallan... Tomorrow, 7 April http://t.co/ziuu31jcuc

06 Apr 14
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The citrus notes delivered from a zesty lemon & warming cinnamon are essential in making our 18 Years Old http://t.co/J6Hqnzd7gK

05 Apr 14
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Masters of Photography star & @leica_camera advocate Elliott #Erwitt shares his photography tips via @mymodernmet http://t.co/Qspn2nc5z6

04 Apr 14
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How does fragrant, sweet and warm sound? These are the delicious flavours delivered by cinnamon... http://t.co/qlNXALwR6g

04 Apr 14

The Shortlist

The Macallan Attends SXSWi

Masters of Photography: Master Class

The Macallan’s characters captured continued...

The Macallan’s characters captured

The Straits Adventure

Meeting Elliott Erwitt by Leica’s Robin Sinha

Elliott Erwitt brings his Great Scottish Adventure to Mexico

Sean Lee-Davies captures the character of Hong Kong

Vladimir Vyatkin captures the character of Russia

The Macallan Masters of Photography: Elliott Erwitt Edition UK launch

The Macallan Masters of Photography: Elliott Erwitt Edition LA launch

The Macallan Masters of Photography: Elliott Erwitt Edition

Lalique 62

Introducing The Macallan in Lalique V: The Spiritual Home

The Macallan M Liquid

UK Launch of M Decanter

The Importance of Wood

The 1824 series unveiled

Joy Elliott: The Macallan Brand Ambassador

The Macallan Bond Bottle in Auction

Ken Grier on The Flask

The Flask Give Away

Introducing...The Flask

Patsie Christie: The Macallan Brand Ambassador

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