The Macallan Collaborate with Magnum Photos for Masters of Photography Edition

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Magnum Photos document construction of new The Macallan distillery

Image: Steve McCurry

Image: Steve McCurry

For the seventh Masters of Photography limited release, The Macallan commissioned legendary photography agency, Magnum Photos, to document the construction of a new distillery and visitor centre.

Magnum smudgers Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Alec Soth captured different aspects of the the distillery’s creation, ranging from the surrounding landscape, construction materials, and the people building it. The resulting images have been used to create a beautiful photography book that accompanies the limited release whisky.

Speaking of the whisky, The Macallan describe it as ‘a single malt crafted from a combination of eight casks, all differing in character to reflect the photography style of each of the Magnum photographers and to represent Magnum itself.’

Whisky Maker’s Notes:

ABV: 43.7%.
Colour: Deep amber with rose gold hues
Nose: Light hints of peat layered into warm spiced ginger with mellow oak notes. Gently coming behind these notes, are an almost tangerine citrus and caramelised apple
Palate: Candied dried fruits and a butterscotch sweetness with a tickling of spice that moves into a honeyed nut note
Finish: Medium to long finish ending in sweet earthy peat notes

View the Magnum images

The Mangum images can be viewed on The Macallan website, along with more information on the whisky, and the facility to buy it. The images are well worth a look.




Andy Ives has over 10 years hospitality publishing to his name and has written for trade magazines such as CLASS and Theme. Most recently he worked as editor of Industry magazine (the Australian version of Theme), bars editor of Australian Bartender magazine, and launched (with Simon), which is now Australia’s leading bar industry website.