Allan Shiach the former chairman of Macallan is putting up his Macallan scotch whisky collection for sale the 72 bottles include two bottles which were distilled in 1928 and are said to worth up to £10,000 each. There are also 2 rare bottles from 1946 and a single malt whisky from 1951 which are estimated at around the £5000 mark. The auction will take place at McTear’s Auctioneers in Glasgow at the end of October and excitement is building as there a several serious Macallan collectors. Allan Shiach has reportedly said that he believes the bottles are too pricy to drink and too pricy to replace so decided to sell up.
Allan Shiach was born in Elgin in the north east of Scotland and a key town for whisky production and distribution. He has worked in the whisky industry for just short of 50 years and rose to become the Chairman of Macallan-Glenlivet. He left his post in 1996 when Macallan-Glenlivet was bought out by the Erdington group. Allan Shiach was not just a stalwart of the whisky industry and whisky enthusiast but this talented Scotsman was also a screenwriter and his most famous work was an executive producer of hit film Shallow Grave which starred Ewan McGregor. The collection is a mix of Macallans which also tell you a little about the man who collected them.