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MACALLAN. Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by J. Scott Skinner [1] (1843-1927). Macallan is a renowned Scotch whisky, dating to 1824 when Alexander Reid obtained a license to open distillery in Craigellachie, Scotland.

James Scott Skinner

The tune's title also probably honors Roderick Kemp, who purchased the distillery in 1892 and changed the company name to R. Kemp Macallan-Glenlivet. He invested in the enterprise and rebuilt its warehouse and distillery facilities. Kemp was also present as one of the Judges in Inverness in September, 1863, when Scott Skinner was awarded the First Prize, won for his rendition of William Marshall's "Marquis of Huntly's Farewell."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 10.

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