Macallan Private Eye


  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 40%



Macallan Private Eye

Firstly, One of the most collectable Macallans of all time. Bottle in 1996 for the 35th anniversary of the famous satirical magazine Private Eye. The vatting produce 5,000 bottles and include one cask from 1961. This special edition is also unique in that it features a superb screenprinted label by the legendary gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman.

Moreover, 1996 represente a special year for Private Eye magazine as it was their 35th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion they commissione. A special bottling by Macallan to be mad widely available to its readers. The bottles contain whisky that was distille in the year of Private Eye’s founding, 1961. That is vatte together with a number of other Macallan casks.

Meanwhile, Macallan Private Eye is arguably one of the most iconic and collectable bottles of Macallan whisky. This is a pretty impressive feat considering it was only release in 1996. Has no age statement and was release as a limited edition run of five thousand bottles.

In conclusion, We cannot think of any other bottle with these types of credentials. That have seen the astronomical rise in fame and value that Private Eye has. But that’s the power of the Macallan brand over the last 20 years.

In this article, we’ll outline everything you need to know about Macallan Private Eye. From the history of the bottle to historical and current prices.

Macallan Private Eye was released in 1996, to celebrate 35 years of Private Eye magazine. It cost £36 plus an additional £6.95 for postage and packaging. Which while not hugely expensive by today’s standards, even then was still a fair sum for a bottle of whisky with no age statement.


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