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
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 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
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.