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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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#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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Good news: Whisky emoji has launched Bad news: It's not on your phone yet Good news: Will have to stick with the real thing for now

22 Jun 16
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Dads: Our suggested activity for you this #FathersDay https://t.co/FFNlfB8mLe

19 Jun 16
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As obsessed with #vinyl as you are with #whisky? You should check our Instagram this week https://t.co/V18mNfo1yT https://t.co/t7UV1xnFgF

16 Jun 16
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Cheers to Chef’s Choice Award winner, Joan Roca & the team at @CanRocaCeller, named in the #Worlds50Best Restaurants https://t.co/KL7myPwltN

14 Jun 16
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#FathersDay is just one week away. We asked our Head of Education @DarylHaldane what the day means to him https://t.co/OxQcgY6k4a

12 Jun 16
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Thanks to our fans who shared q's for Charlene Dawes. Make sure to check out her bar Angel's Share when in #HongKong https://t.co/4QItjGRrcP

10 Jun 16
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Macallan 12 YO Fine Oak is matured in sherry & bourbon casks - a great combination, perfect for beginners – CD https://t.co/0Xak7dSlII

10 Jun 16
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I'd suggest Macallan Estate Reserve. Deep flavours from sherry hogshead casks reminiscent of Sherry Oak 18 YO – CD https://t.co/u3W0HQi9pJ

10 Jun 16
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I started drinking whisky, then collecting, visited Scotland twice & learned the history behind each distillery - CD https://t.co/lnaSjcst32

09 Jun 16
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I'd suggest Macallan 12 Sherry Oak, 18 SO, then a 15 Fine Oak. You can compare the influence of each cask & age – CD https://t.co/J2dDuWSKyc

08 Jun 16
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#Whisky obsessive Charlene Dawes is here to answer your questions this week. Tag your q's #AskCharlene https://t.co/zineWtIY6v

06 Jun 16
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Want to learn more about #whisky? Charlene Dawes went from whisky fan to bar owner. Tweet your q's to #AskCharlene https://t.co/fqKuvzgNC5

04 Jun 16
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We’re in Tel Aviv for this week’s #TheToast. Bar Shira from @imperialcocktailbar shows us his ‘Stormy Old Fashioned' https://t.co/QXW43pDKFq

03 Jun 16
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The incredible whisky collections just keep on coming. Here's one from @tdm.be on Instagram #Obsessions https://t.co/L9oBXqIpLL

02 Jun 16
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#PeerlessSpirit is officially unveiled in Hong Kong tonight. Here's a sneak peak inside the event https://t.co/odO9YXZXRp

01 Jun 16
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Artist @chidywayne turns his skill to capturing #PeerlessSpirit - what do you think? https://t.co/2w1jiNdiE1

30 May 16

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