In case you missed it The Macallan distillery on Speyside offered individuals the chance to buy their own little piece of Scotland – an oak tree on the historic Macallan estate.

One thousand new oak saplings were planted in the grounds of Easter Elchies House as part of a major woodland regeneration programme involving over 4,000 indigenous trees.

This very special package included an oak sapling and a limited edition bottle of The Macallan, hand-labelled and numbered at the distillery. “The Macallan Woodland Estate” is a 12-year-old Sherry Oak expression, released in recognition of the very special role that oak plays in the maturation of this legendary malt.

The purchasers own a specific tree identified by a plaque, which will bear their name and the number of their bottle, with a certificate of ownership outlining where their tree is situated. Proceeds will be invested in ongoing woodland regeneration.

Purchasers will be able to visit their own tree and can enter their names into a register to be held at the distillery.

Read more at TheMacallan.com


The Macallan 18yrs Fine Oak.
TheMacallan are proud to announce the most significant new product launch in their illustrious 180 year history – The Macallan Fine Oak range. A completely new range of expressions which have been matured in carefully selected European and American oak casks which have previously held Sherry or Bourbon. The results of this unique cask combination is a delightfully smooth, delicate and light single malt from The Macallan. As always with The Macallan, the colour is completely natural and is derived solely from the interaction of spirit and wood.

Read more at TheMacallan.com

1970, 30 year old Aberlour

Aberlour 30 Year Old Single Speyside Malt Whisky has been launched as an exclusive product for the duty free market It was distilled in 1966 from two sherry butts and one bourbon hogshead. Only 1,000 bottles of this unique malt whisky have been produced.

According to Aberlours own site it tastes something like this:
Deep gold colour.

Well balanced developing fruity flavours with oaky and toasted marshmallow-like notes.

Nose of rich Seville oranges.

Long and intense with hints of fragrant heather.

Learn more on Aberlours own site

For the small sum of £200 million your dreams can come true.

The largest grain destillery in Europe, Invergordon Distillery on the Cromarty Firth in Scottland is up for sales.

Invergordon Distillery was founded in 1961, employs 180 staff and is one of eight grain distilleries left in Scotland, and the last one in the Highlands.
It is owned today by Whyte and Mackay Ltd
Source: The Daily Record