Macallan Chairman’s Release is a very rare expression of Macallan single malt. It was bottled in 2001 exclusively for the Chinese market, making it almost impossible to find in the West. The flagship of Macallan’s The 1700 Series, the Chairman’s Release is a unique no-age-statement single malt that matured in European sherry oak casks. The whisky comes in a stunning decanter made from premium flint gicel glass. The 1700 Series pays homage to Macallan’s spiritual home, the Easter Elchies House. The mansion was built in 1700 by Captain John Grant of Elchies. Alexander Reid rented the house in 1820, and founded the Macallan distillery on the estate four years later. Only 5000 bottles of Macallan Chairman’s Release have been released.