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Leica Photographer, Michael Agel captures the characters at The Macallan

The Macallan’s characters captured

Leica photographer, Michael Agel, much like his idol and our Masters of Photography star; Elliott Erwitt, ventured on a journey to our homeland to explore the rich heritage, beautiful landscapes and colourful characters that define The Macallan. 

From the comfort of the warm fire in Easter Elchies House to the banks of the River Spey, we welcomed Michael to explore our land and capture the very heart of The Macallan and our people.

Michael, who has shot for Rolling Stones magazine and photographed music legends such as Jamie Cullum and Bryan Adams while on tour, turned his lens to the people at The Macallan, resulting in four stunning portraits reflecting the true craft of photography with the passion and talent of those at The Macallan.

Over the next two weeks join us and Leica as we share with you the true characters behind the world’s most precious single malt.  So, sit back, dram in hand and discover the man behind the malt; Bob Dalgarno...

Bob Dalgarno, Whisky Maker

Having worked for The Macallan since 1984 and working his way up from warehouseman to Whisky Maker, Bob’s passion and skill for identifying a good whisky soon became apparent and in 2000 he was formally appointed, Whisky Maker. Often considered an industry leader, Bob has a nose for whisky and an unprecedented understanding of wood maturation. A modest man, Bob is seen here amongst a warehouse full of sherry-seasoned oak casks nosing his creation which he diligently dedicates his time to. 

Our friends over at Leica continue our journey of The Macallan characters, discover George Craig, our Production Team Leader here.    

Since 1824, here at Easter Elchies Estate we have built our reputation on our unique processes and our very special characters - we’d like to thank Michael Agel for capturing the characters of our homeland.

If you’re inspired by Michael’s images why not capture the character of your land in our Masters of Photography Master Class competition? Learn more about the Leica X Vario, the camera used by Michael while shooting at The Macallan here.

This high performance camera crafted to perfection by the team at Leica is one of the prizes up for grabs in our Master Class competition along with the Leica C. A compact and versatile camera the Leica C has a simple yet stylish design and is perfect for capturing every moment.

Find out how to participate in The Masters of Photography Master Class competition here: www.themastersofphotography.com. Entries close 6 March. 

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Details make all the difference; vote for your final addition #CrowdSourcedCocktail #twitterpoll https://t.co/uwdaHVxkQ9

26 Jul 16
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#CrowdSourcedCocktail - Final round, this serve is looking good - what should top it off?

25 Jul 16
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Fresh mint is the clear favourite for our #CrowdSourcedCocktail. Next week...garnishes https://t.co/99yxrt4vyX

22 Jul 16
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Basil or mint? What will you add to our #CrowdSourcedCocktail? Vote in the pinned #twitterpoll on our profile https://t.co/RJYXREjYLd

20 Jul 16
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Need whisky inspiration? We're taking The Macallan to the next level over on Instagram https://t.co/BARVYcWKQj https://t.co/zLA5EjUcbU

19 Jul 16
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#CrowdSourcedCocktail - Round three, let's add a little twist to this serve

18 Jul 16
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The choice is made! It is the 15mls of olorosso sherry that goes into our #CrowdSourcedCocktail https://t.co/6huwQ8zq4M

15 Jul 16
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Sweet vermouth or olorosso sherry? Choose your favourite in our pinned #twitterpoll #CrowdSourcedCocktail https://t.co/loQfjeAHp7

14 Jul 16
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Over Silent Season distillery staff are given a break. Asked if this applies to social media team, no answer yet... https://t.co/2KR7lMluWJ

13 Jul 16
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Shhh...it's Silent Season at our distillery until July 26 to allow for maintenance and give our team a break https://t.co/y5gSN9SE4w

12 Jul 16
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#CrowdSourcedCocktail - Round two, time to choose what joins Fine Oak 12 Year Old in the glass

11 Jul 16
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#CrowdSourcedCocktail round one is over, Old Fashioned glass won. Check on Monday as we continue to build our serve https://t.co/bSATT16MHC

08 Jul 16
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Have you voted in our #CrowdSourcedCocktail poll yet? Head to the pinned tweet on our channel to choose glassware

07 Jul 16
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One to watch out for at the airport; The Macallan Classic Travel Range with photography from @xrayveasey https://t.co/v0uLqfYiv9

06 Jul 16
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#CrowdSourcedCocktail - Round one, time to choose your glassware

05 Jul 16
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The lighter style of The Macallan Fine Oak 12 y/o makes it a versatile whisky. Say hello to #CrowdSourcedCocktail https://t.co/Nis6LWGnE7

04 Jul 16
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Three culinary innovators, one extraordinary whisky. Take a look at our #IntoTheRare event hosted at @CanRocaCeller https://t.co/AVIeRDTjGO

04 Jul 16
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#Whisky lovers - we all like it neat but what's your classic #scotch cocktail of choice?

29 Jun 16
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#Sneaker fans; our final obsessive is one for you, head to our Instagram to learn more https://t.co/LOhjAEgLu8 https://t.co/u3jbL5ikUV

27 Jun 16
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Calling all #Leica fans: Visit our Instagram to see the latest in our series on #Obsessions https://t.co/jGp1wverbZ https://t.co/4Jxm3bTbWB

22 Jun 16

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