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The Golden Age Of Travel: The Aeroplane

A celebration of adventure, glamour and style, the halcyon days of commercial air travel opened up a whole new world of possibilities and are embodied in this rich and comforting whisky.

The Aeroplane

An Uplifting Adventure

With the introduction of the first commercial airlines, adventure awaited those ‘jet set’ few who boarded the almost magical, great silver flying machines - in anticipation of international destinations they had only ever dreamed of. An exotic experience heady with glamour, style and romance. While the lucky few took to the skies, high above the River Spey, the Macallan distillery in the 1930s still employed three horses for ‘general duties’. The early years of the decade were tough for all distillers, largely due to the Great Depression and Prohibition in the US. But whilst output was modest, the noted quality of The Macallan was maintained.

This second release in The Macallan Golden Age of Travel series conveys the decadence of air travel during the era and hints at heady exotic destinations yet to be explored. Distilled in 1937, first bottled in 1972, and rebottled in 2016, this 35 years old Macallan is kind and uplifting, just like the famed air stewards of the time.


The Experience

  • Colour

    Rustic gold.

  • Nose

    Madagascar vanilla beans, cinnamon, sun-dried figs and dark chocolate.

  • Palate

    Thick honey, dry ginger, cinnamon and apple pie.

  • Finish

    Long and deeply satisfying with aftertastes of crème brûlée, honey and brown sugar and gentle hints of wood smoke.

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The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars

A Collection Like No Other

Fine and Rare

Journey Through Eras Past