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In Collaboration with Bodegas Grupo Estévez

E600CA23-A5CF-4F30-BC0F-7E8B830451E0@2x Mar 10 2023 · 3 min read

The incredible story of our sherry seasoned oak casks contains an essential chapter in the picturesque region of Jerez, Spain.

The cooperages that create our European and American oak casks and the sherry bodegas that season them are located in this region. Our long standing collaboration with Jerez, its winemakers and cask artisans has allowed The Macallan to produce exceptional single malts without compromising exceptional craftsmanship since our founding in 1824. 

Today, The Macallan has formed a partnership with Bodegas Grupo Estevez S.L., owners of renowned vineyards and bodegas of Valedespino, one of the most historic sherry houses dating back to 1264 and where they make and mature the ultra-premium Valdespino brand of sherries and aperitifs. This partnership brings us even closer to the tradition of sherry wine making and seasoning of oak casks, key in the maturation of our single malt Scotch whisky.


The partnership with Grupo Estévez demonstrates the creativity and innovation that has driven The Macallan since it was founded almost 200 years ago and continues the brand’s evolution through masters collaborating with masters.

Igor Boyadjian Managing Director, The Macallan

The Partnership 

This partnership builds on The Macallan’s long-standing relationship with the Jerez community. 

In Jerez the natural beauty and essence of the landscape becomes one with the cask itself. This collaboration will bring us even closer to the beautiful craftsmanship around the art of crafting sherry wine and the rich tapestries of the surrounding communities. 


The soil, the sun, the community, the people, this place, Jerez, it all becomes one in a cask.

Jaume Ferras Creative Director, The Macallan

Exceptional Oak casks

As one of our foundational Six Pillars, our exceptional oak casks are the single largest contributor to The Macallan's extraordinary quality, natural colours, and distinctive aromas and flavours. This allows us to nurture the sustainability of the highest quality sherry production for our sherry seasoned casks. 

This collaboration will create an exclusive source of high quality sherry seasoned oak casks for The Macallan, seasoned using ultra-premium sherry from the Estévez vineyards and stored in their Bodegas in Jerez and Sanlucar de Barrameda. 

The Macallan and Bodegas Grupo Estévez partnership- man in the bodegas with casks

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