A Study in Red
A Multifaceted Colour
Journeying through The Red Collection
About The Colour Red
Red is a primary colour.
It has the longest wavelength.
Red is the first observable colour by human beings.
The history of languages reveals that red is the first colour after black and white, which are hues, more than colours.
Red is in Our Roots
An order for M. Ferguson in Calcutta, dated 25th October 1900, lists 31 cases – 62 gallons Macallan at 4/9 per gallon (Black labels) and 17 cases-34 gallons Choice Old Macallan at 5/7 per gallon (Red labels). We see an early distinction between ‘Macallan’ and ‘Choice Old Macallan’, the latter being of a greater, though indeterminate age, and thus of greater valueThe Macallan Archival Records
Under the management of Allan Shiach, in October 1980, Macallan introduced three rare ‘vintage’ whiskies, dated 1938, 1940 and 1950, presented in special wooden boxes, with a red ribbon around the front label. The boxes were made by Mr Wilson, an undertaker and joiner in nearby Archies town. UK and overseas agents received an allocation, with their names printed on the label.The Macallan Archival Records