Macallan Whisky Distillery
Macallan is one of the largest and most famous distilleries in Scotland and has a capacity of 6 million litres a year.
Address :ABERLOUR, Banffshire AB38 9RX
Owning Company :The Macallan Distillers PLC
Production Status :Operational
Source :Borehole aquifers
Age when bottled :UK:- 10, 18 (1976 & 1977 distillations) & 25 yrs. Export: 7, 12, 18 & 25 yrs. Italy: 7 yrs
Strength :7 & 10 yr: 40%; 12, 18 & 25 yr: 43%
No. of Wash Stills :7
No. of Spirit Stills :14
Cask Woods :ex-sherry Spanish oak
Visitors per annum :10000
Export Bottlings :7, 12, 18 & 21 yrs
Tasting Notes :10 yr, 40%
Nose :Smooth, sherry aroma with a silky bouquet.
Taste :Full bodied, sherried with a long-lasting aftertaste.
Comments :Still a great masterpiece with an enviable and deserved reputation.
Description :Standing in a beautiful 400-acre estate high above the River Spey, the Macallan Distillery was officially licensed in 1824. The restored fortified house of Easter Elchies lies at the heart of the site. Estate-grown barley, the smallest stills on Speyside and exclusive maturation in sherry oak casks from Spain combine to create the rich, sherried spice and dried fruit flavour of the Macallan. The distillery can be visited, but by appointment only.
Directions :Off B9102, 1 mile NE of Aberlour, Easter Elchies, Moray.
Opening Hours :By appt only.