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The Macallan Scotch Whisky Distillery

The Macallan Distillery, Craigellachie, Banffshire AB38 9RX
Tel: +44 (0)1340 871471

Macallan Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsEdrington
Location Speyside
Water source Bore Holes.
Stills 7 x wash stills and 14 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 15,000,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

Macallan Distillery History
1824 Founded by Alexander Reid
1847 Partnership with James Priest and James Davidson
1868 James Stuart
1892 Roderick Kemp - went on to improve buildings, plant and warehouses
1909 Following Kemp's death management came under The Roderick Kemp Trust
1965 Stills increased from 6-12
1966 Macallan-Glenlivet Ltd – company goes public
1974 Stills increased from 12-18
1975 Stills increased from 18-21
1996 Acquired by Highland Distillers Ltd
1999 Edrington and Willaim Grant buy Highland Distillers
2000 Macallan Single Cask Exceptional 1 launched
2001 Visitor centre opened
2004 Macallan Fine Oak launched
2009 Macallan 1824 launched for Duty Free
2012-13 Gold, Amber, Sienna and Ruby added to the Macallan 1824 Series
2014 Plans for new £100m distillery announced

Macallan Distillery Comments
Not bottled as single malt until late 1970’s and now recognised world wide as one of the finest Scotch whiskies ever.
Only ever matured in ex sherry casks from Jerez Spain.
Smallest spirit stills on Speyside.

Macallan Distillery Bottlings
The Macallan 7 Year Old
click for detailsThe Macallan 10 Year Old
The Macallan 12 Year Old
The Macallan 15 Year Old
The Macallan 18 Year Old
The Macallan 25 Year Old
The Macallan 30 Year Old
The Macallan 100 Proof
The Macallan 1946
The Macallan 1948
The Macallan Gran Reserva
Selection of rare bottles available

Macallan Distillery Independent Bottlings

Macallan Tasting Notes
Murray McDavid Macallan 1973
One of three distilleries rated as five stars in the tasting. Aged for 26 years in used sherry casks. The wonderful nose shows sherry, lemons, pears and honey. On the palate the malt lingers with more honey, pepper and spice. Elegant and long with a soft and bewitching mouth feel. A whisky to sip, savor, contemplate and laud.
Duncan Taylor Cask Strength Macallan 1967 35 yr old
Amber color. Full and generous nose of caramel, sweet malt, sherry, and toasted brown spices. Absolutely exotic and seductive. It may seem silly to refer to a nearly $200 bottle of Single Malt as a bargain, but this one is.
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Macallan Distillery Visitor Centre Information
Contact +44 (0)1340 872280
Easter - October Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm (Tour times on application)
November - Easter Mon-Fri 11:00am-3:00pm (Tour times on application)
SILENT SEASON DATES FOR 2007 ARE 29TH JUNE TO 27TH JULY 2007 INCLUSIVE Limited tour of warehouse and oak exhibition only.
Comments Pre-booking required. Charges apply to all tours. Prices on application. Note : children from 8 years and older permitted on guided tours. Tel 01340 872280 for enquiries.

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