McClelland's offers a range of four private label whiskies. While these are single malts rather than whisky blends, they are not released as distillery bottlings. Instead, they are simply labeled as representatives of four major regions: Lowland, Highland, Speyside and Islay.
The company, T&A McClelland's, got its start in 1818 as a whisky blender and exporter. Over 150 years later, they were purchased by Morrison Bowmore Distillers, and in 1986 the McClelland's Single Malt range was launched using one distillery from the new owner's portfolio for each region. Initially, only the Lowland, Highland and Islay whiskies were offered, but the line was so successful the Speyside bottling was added in 1999.
Most recently, an older version of the Speyside malt was released in 2008, with the age listed as 12 years old. The core line of four whiskies are all younger, bottled at 5 years old, and do not specify the age on the label.
McClelland's has the fifth highest sales in the US by volume.