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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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That's @spirit_speyside festival over for 2015. Thanks to @angelshareglass & @HighlandChoc for joining us for a brilliant few days #dram15

04 May 15
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Our lovely whisky festival guests, & @hansoffringa, enjoying tonight's Fine and Rare @HighlandChoc pairing #dram15 http://t.co/1FG1zMJaon

02 May 15
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We have teamed up with @HighlandChoc for an extremely special Fine and Rare matching at the distillery this evening http://t.co/zT1lJ7M4l2

02 May 15
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This weekend we have a decision to make. Amber, Sienna or Ruby? Image via @Randalltan http://t.co/laXTyNuPzc

02 May 15
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All set up for a day of glass blowing demos with the wonderful @angelshareglass as part of @spiritofspeyside #dram15 http://t.co/54aYhkOeD8

02 May 15
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A very apt throwback to some 80s advertising we found within our archives.Do alfresco drams factor into your weekend? http://t.co/Vd7iuwM2sU

01 May 15
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Discover @whisky4everyone's take on the limited edition whisky from our #MacallanMasters @MarioTestino edition: http://t.co/omqfSNVyiS

30 Apr 15
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Happy #WhiskyWednesday! Today, the spotlight is on our rich & complex No.6, encased in finest @LALIQUE crystal http://t.co/R7X6fP7jmv

29 Apr 15
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As #LFW announce the move from @SomersetHouse to Brewer St Car Park – which is your preferred location (to enjoy a Macallan, of course)?

27 Apr 15
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Throwback to an evening of exceptional food & whisky with @cellercanroca & @bacchanaliasg in celebration of #WGS2015 http://t.co/tZj9ewjlqT

26 Apr 15
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Today we're opening The Macallan Reflexion to reveal a bold & full bodied whisky with notes of raisin & sultana http://t.co/KFZXLWqYYQ

25 Apr 15
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We’ve teamed up with @HighlandChoc for whisky & chocolate pairing events @Spirit_Speyside! Book your place here: http://t.co/cbHGcKxcl4

24 Apr 15
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Happy #WhiskyWednesday! We love this image from @TommyWee of his favourite Macallans, what's yours? http://t.co/AmQeSUvK5Y

22 Apr 15
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The Macallan fan Jonny Milne gave us a glimpse of his suitcase essentials including our 12 Years Olds Sherry Oak http://t.co/cnXOoelmJz

20 Apr 15
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Feast your eyes on our #FineFoodFriday pairing of Sienna, grilled springbok loin, smoked aubergine & celeriac puree! http://t.co/fJ7J2habRn

17 Apr 15
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RT @angelshareglass Next week @The_Macallan Distillery will stock our new 12 year old angels - what do you think? http://t.co/WuoeG5lvyw

17 Apr 15
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Happy #WhiskyWednesday! Today we're opening a bottle of our rich 25 Years Old Sherry Oak, as captured by @joshrubin http://t.co/tHXnipLTEu

15 Apr 15
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Nothing beats a great dram with a great view. Where is your favourite view in the world to enjoy with a dram? http://t.co/jFRs7I7Psg

13 Apr 15
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It's time to open The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old… what better way to start the weekend? http://t.co/NEi2hjMzx0

10 Apr 15
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This week in our Meet the Master series we sit down with @RojaDove. Join us on a journey through the world of scents http://t.co/q95XPGwFgr

09 Apr 15
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This #WhiskyWednesday we're savouring our impeccable 18 Years Old Sherry Oak with notes of dried fruit & ginger http://t.co/Eaun2zi5PL

08 Apr 15
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Have a wonderful #Easter from everyone at The Macallan. What better occasion to enjoy chocolate with your dram? http://t.co/zKWMFOBh20

05 Apr 15
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Gentle & warming, our Sienna pairs perfectly with a chocolate pot & vanilla bean ice cream this #FineFoodFriday http://t.co/XUW9SbaMNX

03 Apr 15
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Housing some of our rarest whiskies, The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge at Galaxy Macau Resort is our kind of bar… http://t.co/wSiET9hsBm

02 Apr 15
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Today we dedicate our #WhiskyWednesday to the Maple Old Fashioned cocktail. Sláinte! http://t.co/YdGjwjiUsJ http://t.co/WKUHsBUL0E

01 Apr 15

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