Macallan the Malt

Macallan the Malt, Speyside

This evening, my focus is on Macallan Scotch Whisky Distillery on Speyside, Scotland.

Brief facts:

  • Dates from 1842 but the nearby Elchies Farm site had probably been producing whisky before that date.
  • Located near Craigellachie.
  • Product is positioned as a premium malt, at top end of the market.
  • Still in private hands, part of the Edrington Group which also embraces Famous Grouse and Highland Park.
  • Production about 6.0m litres per annum.
  • A feature of this distillery is the unusually large wash stills (five) which in turn feed ten very small, onion shaped,  spirit stills, making a total of fifteen stills.
  • Maturation in (mainly) European red oak oloroso sherry butts from Spain.
  • Products include:
    • 10 year old (40 pct.)
    • 12 year old (43pct)
    • 18 year old (43pct)
    • 25 year old ( 43 pct)

Photography is not permitted in internal areas in course of distillery tours and hence paucity of images.

Macallan Single Malts

Macallan Distillery

Macallan Distillery, Speyside

Tour Group at Macallan Distillery

Tour Group at Macallan Distillery, Scotland

I invariably include Macallan in my tours of Speyside Distilleries.

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