In the 1980s, so much seemed possible. In a decade that was to see the invention of the world wide web, information darted around the globe with ever increasing speed. Tim Berners Lee’s gift to the planet unleashed innumerable flights of fancy.
The Macallan had built up a presence in 25 countries. For the United Kingdom, a first advertisement for the bottled whisky was placed modestly next to the Times crossword. Signed off as ‘The Macallan. The Malt’, the statement was welcomed as fact, not claim, by a growing band of loyal enthusiasts. These included the Bank of Scotland, which, the following decade would print an etching of a Macallan stillhouse on the back of the Scottish ten-pound note.
Photography by Tim Walker, inspired by The Macallan Estate.