Being one of the most prominent whiskies on the market, The Macallan is easily accessible, and its rarer expressions are highly sought after by whisky collectors. It is this bridge between prominence and desirability that has made The Macallan and all its offerings such a prolific distillery since its founding in 1824.

Macallan whiskies are characterised by a balance of sweet dried fruit flavours and rich spices, thanks to the distillery’s investment in procuring only the finest oak casks to mature their whiskies. Notes like chocolate, citrus and vanilla are pulled from a selection of European and American seasoned sherry oak casks, while bourbon seasoned casks from America impart oaken hints to each whisky. Despite the similarities in craft, each expression of Macallan still retains its individuality despite these unifying flavours and ease of appreciation.

Every whisky enthusiast is an individual as well, with complex preferences and varying levels of knowledge when it comes to appreciating the spirit. As advocates of broadening horizons, we’ve compiled a guide of sorts by matching the different levels of expertise to four key Macallan bottles. Whether you’re contemplating a new bottle for your collection, or simply want something to gift at a casual get-together, there’s assuredly a Macallan for you.