McClelland's Profile

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

McClelland’s is one of the most enduring brands from the days of the old Stanley P. Morrison whisky dynasty. It now rests in the Beam Suntory fold having been launched in 1986 as a range of unidentified single malt expressions based on four of Scotland’s distilling regions: Islay, Highland, Lowland and Speyside. Each expression is bottled at 40% abv.

McClelland's key export markets include the US, Canada, France, Japan, South Africa, Taiwan, South America, and Sweden. 

  • Region
    Highland
    Islay
    Lowland
    Speyside
  • Production type
    Single malt

McClelland's History

Stanley P. Morrison Ltd acquired the blending and exporting business of fellow Glasgow company T & A McClelland in 1970, the history of which stretches back to the establishment of Bladnoch distillery in 1817. With the acquisition came the McClelland’s brand name, and in 1986 the first of McClelland’s single malt range was launched.

Highland, Islay, and Lowland bottlings were the first to be introduced with a Speyside edition added in 1999. A 12-year-old Speyside followed in 2008.

A major repackaging exercise took place in 2007 as the portfolio was relaunched.

Owners

Parent company

Current owner

Previous owner

See also

  • Bowmore Bowmore Bowmore Distillery & brand

    Bowmore

    A medium-peated Islay whisky.

  • Glen Garioch Glen Garioch Glen Garioch Distillery & brand

    Glen Garioch

    Single malt distillery in Oldmeldrum.

  • Auchentoshan Auchentoshan Auchentoshan Distillery & brand

    Auchentoshan

    Lowlands malt distillery that exclusively triple distils its spirit.

  • 15 Para Blend 15 Para Blend 15 Para Blend Brand

    15 Para Blend

    Bottled for a parachute regiment, this one-off expression made its last jump in 1993.

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