- Macallan Distillery Postcode AB38 9RX
- Macallan Distillery Latitude 57.484657° N Longitude -3.2069118° E
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The Macallan Distillery was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid on a plateau above the river Spey in north-east Scotland.
The original name of the area was “Maghellan”, taken from the Gallic word “magh”, meaning fertile ground and “Ellan”, from the Monk St.Fillan - who held a close association with the church that stood in the ground
The distillery is surrounded by a 150 hectare estate with Easter Elchies House at its heart.
The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed.
Since then we have built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies.
All of our whiskies take 100% of their colour from the wood in which they are matured.
As wood is a natural product, each tree is different and in turn, imparts different flavours and colours to the whisky during maturation.
The skill of the whisky makers ensures colour is as consistent as possible from bottling to bottling, through the management and selection of the casks which provide the spectrum of natural colour essential to The Macallan single malt.
The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland - and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship.