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Macallan Estate Reflections On The River Spey Joins Repertoire

12th July 2023
The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey joins this summer's calendar at the Estate.

The Macallan Distillery

The Macallan Estate has unveiled an extraordinary addition to its summer line-up of performances—a captivating fusion of theatre and music. Introducing The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey, an immersive experience that transports audiences through the rich tapestry of life at The Macallan Estate across the centuries. This enthralling production intertwines captivating narratives from The Macallan's pioneering figures with the enchanting melodies of acclaimed classical guitarist, Matthew McAllister, a distinguished musician hailing from Glasgow and currently serving as Classical Guitar Lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

For over two decades, Matthew has enraptured audiences worldwide with his profound performances, boasting a repertoire of ten critically acclaimed albums. Having embarked on numerous solo and chamber music tours across North and South America, Europe, and Asia, his musical prowess knows no bounds. Set against the picturesque banks of the River Spey, this exclusive performance delves into the extraordinary life and times of Roderick Kemp, who assumed leadership of The Macallan Distillery in 1892.

The audience is also invited to uncover the real-life tale of Janet Harbinson, affectionately known as 'Nettie,' the former managing director whose life inspired The Spirit of 1926, The Macallan's inaugural biopic released in November 2022.

Following the successful premiere of The Macallan Pioneers, an immersive theatrical journey that debuted on Saturday, July 8, tickets for The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey are now available. The script for both theatrical experiences is crafted by accomplished actress and voice artist, Debora Weston, renowned for her roles in films such as Patriot Games, Thunderbirds, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

This extraordinary event will take place from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 27, 2023, within The Macallan's open-sided marquee situated alongside the picturesque River Spey. Throughout the two-hour performance, attendees will have the pleasure of savouring select drams of The Macallan's exquisite single malt Scotch whisky. The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey brings to life the talents of professional actors and actresses, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

Guitarist Matthew McAllister said: "It’s a privilege to perform at The Macallan Estate this summer, and I’m thrilled to share our artistic collaboration with guests visiting from near and far. Having performed around the world, The Macallan Estate is truly a location like no other. The tranquil hills of Speyside have inspired me to curate the musical score for The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey, which pays tribute to bygone days in this beautiful part of Scotland."

Stuart Cassells, General Manager at The Macallan Estate: "As the only single malt Scotch whisky distillery to tell the story of our rich heritage through live performance, we’re proud to unveil a new opportunity for guests to join us this summer, and learn more about the characters who have informed The Macallan’s past and played a significant role in shaping our future.

"The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey is an exciting new event in our calendar, marrying the tales of quiet heroism and pioneering spirit for which The Macallan is renowned, with music and storytelling by the incredibly talented Matthew McAllister."

Nestled in the captivating natural beauty of Speyside lies The Macallan Estate, an unparalleled destination for hospitality enthusiasts. This idyllic countryside retreat not only houses every bottle of The Macallan's iconic single malt whisky but also offers a wealth of experiences beyond whisky appreciation. Immerse yourself in a world of exquisite fine dining, exclusive private shopping, and the thrill of fishing, all within the tranquil embrace of the estate.

The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey, an enchanting event that promises to be a remarkable journey, is priced at £100 per guest. This extraordinary experience is available for a limited time, with select dates running from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 27, 2023. To secure your place, advance booking with The Macallan Estate is essential.

For reservations and further details about The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey, kindly visit www.themacallan.com.

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