Ohio takes a break from bourbon to offer ultra-rare Scotch from Macallan

Man (and Woman) cannot live on bourbon alone. At least, that appears to be the mindset of the Ohio Division of Liquor Control.

Who are we to argue?

The state’s liquor agency has released a flurry of rare and sought-after bourbons in limited releases over the last several months, but the agency is switching gears for its latest release with what Jim Canepa, the state’s liquor-control superintendent, called “a rare scotch that blew me away.”

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The Macallan Edition No. 4 is the latest release in Macallan’s Edition Series, and it will be available in small quantities at 44 state liquor-agency stores (including three in the Dayton area) starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, according to the division’s “OHLQ Insiders Bulletin.”

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Each store will receive only 12 bottles of the rare elixir that Canepa said “will never be repeated.” The bottles will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and stores can limit sales to one per customer.

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The cost will be $99.98 plus tax.

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Here’s how the division of liquor control describes its scotch offering:

The Macallan Edition Series is a unique, highly sought-after single malt. A limited edition is released annually, never to be repeated. The theme is co-creation, highlighting other like-minded masters of their craft. A special selection of casks is used, only found in some of Macallan's most limited and prestigious ranges.

Each Edition contains a unique serial number detailing the exact specifications of each release making it one-of-a kind. The Edition Series fuels the demand for innovation, craftsmanship and collectability.

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The three Dayton-area stores offering the Macallan (the full list is below) are:

  • Air City Wine & Liquor, 3114 North Dixie Drive, Harrison Twp.
  • Arrow Wine & Spirits, 615 Lyons Road, Washington Twp.
  • Miami Wine and Liquor, 6565 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights

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And here’s the full list of 44 stores, as listed by the Ohio Division of Liquor Control:

Jungle Jim's

4450 Eastgate Boulevard, Cincinnati

Jungle Jim's Fruit Market

5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield

Air City Wine & Liquor

3114 North Dixie Drive, Harrison Twp., Dayton

Arrow Wine & Spirits

615 Lyons Road, Dayton (Washington  Twp./Centerville)

Miami Wine and Liquor

6565 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights


11390 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati


7578 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati

Staggerlee's Carry Out

2902 Vine Street, Cincinnati

Hyde Park Wine and Spirits

2719 Madison Road, Cincinnati

Tri County Beverage

350 Northland Boulevard, Springdale

Franklin Party Supply

443 S. Riley Boulevard, Franklin

Northwest Wine and Spirits

821 Bethel Road, Columbus

Giant Eagle

2900 Stelzer Road, Columbus

Giant Eagle

840 West 3rd Avenue, Columbus


7625 Sawmill Road, Dublin


299 West Bridge Street, Dublin

Chateau Wine & Spirits

2131 Polaris Parkway, Columbus

Alum Creek Carry Out

4275 Alum Creek Drive, Obetz

Giant Eagle

6867 East Broad Street, Columbus


1177 Polaris Parkway, Columbus

Arena Wine & Spirits

492 Armstrong Street, Columbus

Giant Eagle

1394 Ety Shops Way, Lancaster

Lake's Beverage

3963 South Main Street, Akron

Silver Spirits Liquor Agency

1482 North Portage Path, Akron

Fishers Foods

5215 Fulton Drive Northwest, Jackson Twp., Canton


3979 Medina Road (State Route 18), Akron

A & C Southway Beverage

45 South Avenue, First Floor, Youngstown

Chalet Premier

10000 Market Street-Beaver Twp., North Lima

World Wines and Liquor

8760 Mentor Avenue, Mentor

Ross Wine and Liquor

27313 Wolf Road Unit 15, Bay Village

Valley View Beverage

20550 Lorain Road, Fairview Park

Pat O'Brien's Fine Wines

30800 Pine Tree Drive, Pepper Pike

Giant Eagle

4343 East Royalton Road, Broadview Heights

Downtown Liquor

1303 West 6th Street, Cleveland

Capitol Beverage

9270 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland

Giant Eagle

15919 Pearl Road, Strongsville

Giant Eagle

4453 East Liberty Avenue, Vermilion

Giant Eagle

34310 Aurora Road, Solon

Golden Gate Beverage & Liquor

6105 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights

Giant Eagle

825 Ambassador Drive, Wadsworth

Giant Eagle

6869 Southland Drive, Middleburg Heights

Minotti's Rocky River Wine Shop

19831 Detroit Road, Rocky River

Joseph's Beverage Center

4129 Talmadge Road, Toledo

Pauken Wine & Liquor

221 Golden Gate Shopping Center, Maumee

Marino's Beverage Depot

5829 C Monroe Street, Sylvania

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