the macallan 300x213 - The Macallan in HistoryIn response to our Whisky in History series, the people over at The Macallan have written a blog post which parallels our series, highlighting The Macallan’s history.  Here are two such dates:

(1824) Alexander Reid, a local farmer known for his advanced farming methods and for the superior quality of his whiskies, obtains a license to distil whisky in Scotland – one of the first ever licenses. This was followed by the set up of a lease of eight acres from the Earl of Seafield to establish a distillery. With this, The Macallan is born (and in commemoration of this year is that we’ve created our The 1824 Collection available in Duty Free).

Screen shot 2010 08 16 at 12.41.18 PM 144x300 - The Macallan in History(1841) Date of the oldest Macallan bottle held in our archives.

Check out the full post here.  As a reference, here is the complete list of “in history” articles, the series of which is now complete: (if anyone knows a good source for modern-era whisky photos and images, please let us know)

Whisky in History — Circa 1900
Whisky in History — 1901-1919
Whisky in History — 1920-1929
Whisky in History — 1930-1939
Whisky in History — 1940-1944
Whisky in History — 1945-1949
Whisky in History — 1950-1959
Whisky in History — 1960 onwards

Cigars in History — Circa 1900
Cigars in History — 1901-1919
Cigars in History — 1920-1929
Cigars in History — 1930-1939
Cigars in History — 1940-1944
Cigars in History — 1945-1949
Cigars in History — 1950-1959
Cigars in History — 1960-1969
Cigars in History — 1970-1989
Cigars in History — 1990-1999