An 81 years old whisky distilled in 1940, this spirit is crafted from a single, sherry-seasoned oak cask and is the oldest expression released by The Macallan to date.
Created during a turbulent time for The Macallan and the world, The Reach is testament to our history, ingenuity and unmistakable strength of character.
The work of many hands, The Reach itself has been a truly collaborative effort.
Testament to our commitment to incomparable craftsmanship, the extraordinary and unique packaging of The Reach has been brought together by a collective of Scottish artisans. The handcrafted quartet of liquid, glass, bronze and wood all housed in a specially-designed cabinet is a fitting tribute to a very special whisky.
This dark and burnished single malt is housed in a mouth-blown glass decanter, cradled by three bronze hands created by Scottish sculptor Saskia Robinson and featuring three individual fingerprint impressions of the hands that hold it high. The three hands pass an implicit nod to the decades that passed during the maturation of the whisky.
One hand commemorates the distillery workers of 1940 who crafted the spirit in challenging times. Another is the hand of once chairman of The Macallan, Allan Shiach, whose grandfather headed the company when this spirit was first consigned to its cask. The third is that of Master Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell, who carefully selected the special cask used to create The Reach, and who decided that now was the time to release this exquisite whisky.