The limited edition Maclean’s Pillage & Maclean’s Spillage go on sale now from Royal Mile Whiskies.
Each bottle contains a small amount of whisky, which accompanied us during our 35-day row from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean in the Atlantic Campaigns Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.
Just 168 bottles of MacLean’s Pillage, a blended Malt, and 299 bottles of MacLean’s Spillage, a blended Scotch, will be available. The rarity and high-quality of the unique blends has prompted Edinburgh’s Royal Mile Whiskies to prepare for a rush of interest from collectors across the globe.
For those who aren’t able to snap up a bottle of either Pillage or Spillage, 700 x 5cl miniatures of Spillage will be available.
Proceeds from the sale of the whisky will enable Argyll-based charity Feedback Madagascar to build “Broar holes”, providing clean water for life to more than 3,000 people in this impoverished country where 20% of deaths of children under five is from water-borne diseases.
MacLean’s Pillage, a blended malt with only 168 x 70cl bottles available, is on sale for £275.
MacLean’s Spillage, a blended Scotch with only 299 x 70cl bottles available, is on sale for £95.
MacLean’s Spillage miniatures (5cl) are on sale for £25.
Not sure what the difference is between a blended malt or a blended Scotch? Watch the blending video below,
All images taken by Fran Mart Photography and all film produced by Lost Clock Productions
As part of our training for the 2019 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, we launched a ‘Whisky for Water’ campaign to provide clean water to thousands in Madagascar, rowing up the West Coast of Scotland and ‘pillaging’ whisky from distilleries as we went.
Over the course of ten days, we covered about 300 miles, rowing from Lochranza on the Isle of Arran to Talisker on Skye, visiting the 17 distilleries that had very kindly donated whisky towards the campaign.
The donated whisky has been blended by a team of experts led by our father, Charles MacLean, and advised by the legendary Richard Paterson. Please see above a film of the whole blending process, the result of which is two expressions: Maclean’s Pillage (a blended malt), and Maclean’s Spillage (a blended Scotch). Both will be available from Royal Mile Whiskies on Friday the 17th July at 10am. All funds raised will go towards life-saving fresh water boreholes in Madagascar, and every single bottle will pay for clean water for life for several Malagasy families.
Every drop sold will make a difference.
Many thanks to the distilleries: Girvan, Isle of Arran, Glen Scotia, Springbank, Bruichladdich, Kilchoman, Bowmore, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bunnahabhain, Jura, Oban, Tobermory, Ardnamurchan, Talisker.
A special thank you to Ardnamurchan Distillery for helping with the storing, blending and bottling of the whisky, to Coates Consultants & Room 8 Design for the label and packaging design, and McLaren Packaging for the production of the beautiful packing.