If you've been following our Facebook posts over the last month or so you may have noticed our love for The Macallan Masters of Photography Series.
So today is an exciting day for us with the news that The Masters of Photography series is to have a new edition.
Chapter 7: The Distillery, has been created in collaboration with Magnum Photographers, Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Mark Power and Alec Soth.
Created to celebrate the opening of the new Macallan distillery the six photographers have set out to capture the entire construction process of the new distillery in their own unique style.
The Magnum Photo Agency was established in 1947 following the end of the Second World War by 4 of the greatest photographers of the time and has become one of the most important artists cooperatives ever created.
Today Magnum represents over 90 international photographers, including previous Macallan Masters of Photography contributor, Elliot Erwitt. (Chapter 4: The People)
As with previous releases, Chapter 7 comes a selection of six signed prints, 1 from each contributing photographer, and an exclusive book of photographs illustrating the chapter. The set is presented in a red portfolio case and limited to just 2000 sets worldwide.
With an estimated price tag of £2,750 The Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition will be available from August 2018. ... See MoreSee Less
An extremely rare 1967 Laphroaig bottled by famed Italian bottler Samaroli, was auctioned by whiskyauctioneer.com earlier this week fetching a staggering £61,000.
One of only 720 bottles, this 15-year-old Laphroaig was signed by the legendary bottler himself. Silvano Samaroli passed away in February 2017 leaving a legacy of stellar bottlings behind him.
Samaroli was the first independent whisky bottler to set up outside of the United Kingdom and is credited as being one of the main driving forces behind Italy's love of whisky.
Another Samaroli bottling, a Bowmore 1966 Bouquet was sold just last month through whiskyauctioneer.com, setting a new yet short-lived auction record at £51,611.
A similar 1967 Laphroaig was sold by Whisky-Onlineauctions.com back in 2014 for £ 5,700. Although not signed by Samaroli it still goes to show the level of interest in his bottlings, even more so since his passing. ... See MoreSee Less
Four new casks have been added to the Platinum Cask line up, with almost 1,200 extra fractions now available for purchase.
But don't expect them to last for long, we've already sold out of 4 casks and many others are getting close to running out.
The new casks are as follows.
A 6-year-old Dailuaine filled on 28/11/2011 cask number #800453. Dailuaine was founded in 1853 by farmer William MacKenzie. It is a Speyside distillery owned and operated by Diageo. There are 96 fractions still available in this cask.
A 6-year-old Tormore filled on 07/09/2011 cask number #800123. Tormore is a Speyside distillery located close to the River Spey. Only founded in 1958 it is owned and operated by Pernod Ricard. There are 110 fractions still available in this cask.
A 7-year-old Auchroisk filled on 21/12/2010 cask number #26. Auchroisk is a Speyside distillery located in Banffshire, Scotland. Founded in 1974 it is only 44 years old. It is owned and operated by Diageo. There are 98 fractions still available in this cask.
And finally, a 30-year-old Invergordon filled on 12/08/1987 cask number #104378. Invergordon is a Highlands grain distillery founded in 1960, owned by Whyte & Mackay. There are 833 fractions still available in this cask.
Ardbeg 26-year-old from Hunter Laings' Kinship series is a limited release of just 209 bottles. The 2017 Kinship series was created to celebrate the "Brotherhood" of Islay distilleries and to celebrate the construction of the new Ardnahoe distillery. Hunter Laings' very own Islay distillery.
Bottled at 49.7% this 1991 Ardbeg has been aged in a refill sherry butt. It was released to coincide with the 2017 Feis Ila festival and was accompanied by bottlings of Port Ellen, Bowmore, Laphroaig, Bunnahabhain, and Caol Ila to complete the 2017 Kinship series. ... See MoreSee Less