The Macallan

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The Macallan is revered worldwide and is hugely sought-after by collectors. Founded in 1824 near Craigellachie in Speyside, the distillery emphasises their mastery of both wood and spirit, with its emphasis on creating whisky with the finest quality ingredients and processes.

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About The Macallan

The Macallan prides itself on its Six Pillars, which it testifies are being the six reasons to its success. The first is its spiritual home, the Easter Elchies House on the 485-acre Macallan Estate. The second pillar is its small stills which help concentrate the spirit and provide its characteristic rich flavour. A very select portion of spirit is then taken to form the starting point of the whisky. The liquid is then matured in high quality oak casks, these casks providing the rich, completely natural colour. This combination of location, method and experience help create an unparalleled single malt.

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The Macallan is the drink of choice for James Bond (and a huge list of other on-screen characters).
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In July 2019, its new £140 million distillery and visitor centre opened on the Easter Elchies Estate. It made the shortlist for the Stirling Prize for excellence in architecture.
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The unique stills are very famous. You may have seen them before on the back of your Bank of Scotland Ten Pound note.

The Distillery

A place where two worlds combine: subtle tradition and high-tech ingenuity. Set in the heart of The Easter Elchies Estate, the new £140 million Macallan Distillery is a fitting home for the world's most luxurious spirit.

Discover how the home of The Macallan single malt came to fruition.

History

Founded by Alexander Reid in 1824, The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed. The name of the area ‘Maghellan’ is formed from the Gaelic word ‘magh,’ meaning fertile ground and ‘Ellan,’ from the Irish Monk St. Fillan who brought Christianity to Scotland in the 8th century. As the reputation of the distillery grew and sales increased throughout the 20th century, Macallan had a major expansion between 1951 and 1963. In 1999, a majority shareholding in the brand was bought by the Edrington Group. Today it is one of the giants of the whisky industry.

Taste Profile

Macallan is known for flavours of...

Fruit Cake
Nutmeg
Toffee
Dried Fruit