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In Collaboration with Steve McCurry

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To go beyond the ordinary, you have to go to extraordinary lengths.  Our commitment to wood starts in forests thousands of miles apart, in America and Europe. The mastery involved in shaping these trees into exquisite sherry seasoned oak casks is one that takes years to refine, and culminates in The Macallan Double Cask. 

Captured through the lens of Steve McCurry, one of the world’s most renowned photographers, McCurry’s images tell the story of one incredible journey that brings together two different worlds.


A Longstanding Relationship

Steve McCurry is internationally renowned for his impactful photography and ability to capture and share stories through imagery. A longstanding partner of The Macallan, he followed our wood story starting in the lush forests of America and Spain, documenting our extraordinary commitment to wood. Journey through McCurry’s acclaimed career and deep relationship with The Macallan as he brings this story to life.

Sometimes, you need to go beyond hardship to reach excellence.

Steve McCurry
In Collaboration

Steve McCurry and The Macallan

As one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, Steve McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains an authentic human element.

McCurry first collaborated with The Macallan on our new Distillery and Visitor Experience build, completed in 2018. The project spanned six years, and he was given an open brief to document and tell the story from start to finish through his lens. This freedom resulted in a series of photographs that reveal both the mastery of McCurry’s medium and the true essence of this dedicated journey to build our new brand home for The Macallan. 

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A Story of Nature at its Best

Join us as we trace the difficult path of Double Cask across miles and continents. From the forests of two countries, they are cut and shaped into casks and seasoned with dry Oloroso Sherry, and finally filled with our precious new make spirit in Speyside, Scotland.


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