The River Spey, a watershed steeped in Scottish Atlantic Salmon fishing and its namesake fly fishing style, is being celebrated by the esteemed Scotch Whisky producer Macallan. The Macallan Estate borders the River Spey, and this special edition scotch whisky honors the estate’s ghillies and its connection to traditional Scottish angling.
Whether you’re a scotch connoisseur or simply a fly angler, you’re sure to recognize the distiller’s and the river’s name. The latest and final entry in their “The Macallan Edition” series will be one that salmon anglers will be trying to get their hands on for years to come.
From The Macallan:
“The sixth and final release in The Macallan Edition series, Edition No. 6 takes its inspiration from the natural wonders of the legendary River Spey and The Macallan Estate, where each and every cask of The Macallan is matured before being hand-selected for use by our expert whisky makers.
All of the five distinct casks types used to create Edition No. 6 have been hand-picked by The Macallan Whisky Maker Steven Bremner. He drew inspiration from unique stories related to the river and surrounding landscape. The American and European oak casks have been selected to create a flavour profile that will deliver a multifaceted experience; from the appealing rich brass natural colour, to the layers of aroma, followed by the deep and rewarding flavour.
The legendary River Spey flows through the Estate and is globally renowned as a home to the mighty Atlantic salmon. The Macallan Ghillie is a custodian of the River Spey and advocate for sustaining the wildlife in and around it. On our one-and-three-quarter mile stretch of river, a fortunate few can test their skills in the hope of catching – and releasing – wild Atlantic salmon using Hardy’s incomparable tackle.
Wild Atlantic salmon are at risk of becoming an endangered species. Therefore The Macallan are working with the Atlantic Salmon Trust to help raise awareness of this, and to support vital conservation work on the River Spey and beyond.”
You can learn more about the special edition Macallan No. 6, here!