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The Man that Made Macallan - Willie Phillips

  • 23/02/2019
  • £300

A look at the history of Macallan with former managing director Willie Phillips


Masterclass Room, Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon St, Glasgow, G1 7SF


Former Macallan managing director Willie Phillips is credited as the man that made Macallan. With a pioneering approach to bottling very old and vintage whisky, former Macallan managing director Willie Phillips is the man who made Macallan what it is today. He positioned Macallan as ‘the Cognac of whisky’ and combined irreverent advertising with his dedication to rich new-make spirit matured in sherry casks, creating through the 1980s and 1990s the template for Macallan's rise to fame. Join Willie Phillips and Macallan-collecting Whisky Exchange founder Sukhinder Singh for an exploration of old and rare Macallan from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, complete with distillery tales from someone who saw it all.

The line-up:

Macallan 8 Year Old Bot.1980s

Macallan 12 Year Old Bot.1980s

Macallan 1974 18 Year Old Bot.1992

Macallan 1968 18 Year Old Bot.1987

Macallan 1958 Bot.1970s

Macallan 1958 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt


Terms & Conditions

Please note: you must have a valid ticket to the appropriate day of The Whisky Show: Old & Rare to attend these masterclasses.

Attendees must be 18 and over.