About The Macallan

Established in 1824 in the heart of the
Speyside region, The Macallan was one of
Scotland’s first legally licensed distilleries.
The Macallan is today regarded as the world’s
most precious whisky.
The use of sherry seasoned oak casks, the best
in the industry, and a commitment to 100%
natural colour, create a whisky of the highest
craftsmanship and quality for the
ultimate enjoyment.


The Macallan’s success has been founded on
the hard work of generations of distillery
workers and their adherence to the distillery’s
famous Six Pillars.

The Six Pillars

The Macallan's Six Pillars combined make The Macallan unique and are
unrivalled by other distilleries.

  • Built in 1700, the magnificent Easter
    Elchies House is an instantly
    recognisable Jacobean manor house
    dominating the surrounding
    Speyside skyline.

  • The Macallan's stills are the smallest
    on Speyside, and their individual
    shape and size produce a robust new
    make spirit of unique character.

  • The Macallan's stringent quality
    controls dictate that just 16% of the
    spirit produced on the second
    distillation is 'cut' for maturation.

  • As The Macallan's Master of Wood,
    Stuart MacPherson selects only the
    most exceptional oak casks in which to
    mature The Macallan's spirit.

  • As a matter of principle,
    The Macallan's single malts carry only
    the colour delivered by years of
    natural interaction between the spirit
    and the wood.

  • Bob Dalgarno, The Macallan Whisky
    Maker, only selects casks for bottling
    when their whiskies have reached the
    peak of maturity in order to create one
    of the world’s truly great single malts.