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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