The Macallan Reflections On The River Spey Joins This Summer's Calendar At The Estate: New theatrical and musical experience
Published Date: 12th July 2023
The Macallan Estate has announced a remarkable new theatrical and musical experience to join its repertoire of performances this summer.
The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey shares vignettes of life at The Macallan Estate from centuries past, interweaving enchanting tales from The Macallan's pioneering figures with music and enlightening conversation from one of Scotland's most acclaimed classical guitarists, Matthew McAllister.
Matthew, who is from Glasgow and holds the post of Classical Guitar Lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, has been delighting audiences around the world with his insightful performances in a concert career spanning more than 20 years.
He is a highly accomplished musician with 10 critically acclaimed albums to his name, and has toured extensively throughout north and south America, Europe and Asia, both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Unfolding on the banks of the River Spey, this exclusive performance follows the inspiring life and times of Roderick Kemp, who took over The Macallan Distillery in 1892.
Theatre-goers can also delve into the real-life story of former managing director, Janet Harbinson, who was known as 'Nettie' and inspired The Spirit of 1926, The Macallan's first biopic, which was released in November 2022.
The release of tickets for The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey follows the premier of The Macallan Pioneers, a theatrical journey which made its debut on Saturday 8 July.
Both theatre experiences are written by actress and voice artist Debora Weston, whose film credits include Patriot Games, Thunderbirds, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Launching on Friday 11 August and running until Sunday 27 August 2023 and taking place within The Macallan's open-sided marquee on the banks of the River Spey, guests can enjoy select drams of The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky throughout the two-hour performance.
The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey is brought to life through the talents of professional actresses and actors.
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."
Located amidst breath-taking natural landscapes in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan Estate is a world-leading hospitality destination.
Home to every bottle of The Macallan's incomparable single malt whisky, the serene countryside estate offers much more than just a whisky experience, with fine-dining, private shopping and fishing all available on site.
The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey is priced at £100 per guest and is available to book for a limited period, running on select dates from Friday 11 August until Sunday 27 August 2023. All experiences must be booked in advance with The Macallan Estate.
To book The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey, visit The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey.