The Macallan’s curiously small spirit stills are the smallest on Speyside. Their unique size and shape give the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the ‘new make’ spirit and provide the viscosity and rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours so characteristic of The Macallan. There are fourteen of these curiously small stills, crafted from copper, each holding an initial ‘charge’ of 3,900 litres. These stills are so famous that they have appeared on the back of a Bank of Scotland £10 banknote!
From humble beginnings in 1824, The Macallan has grown from a small local enterprise to global recognition, based on a constant and determined attention to quality. The Whisky Maker and his team nose thousands of samples every year to create The Macallan expressions recognised around the world. This exacting task, together with the ‘marrying’ of different casks for many of the expressions, is the last step in creating this, one of the world’s truly great whiskies.
October to Easter
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Easter to September
Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 6.00pm
Drop In Visits During the Festival, 3rd - 7th May 2018
The Macallan will be offering short 'drop in' tours of the distillery.
These short tours will be offered between 10.00 - 16.30 during the Festival. Tours will be offered on a first come first serve basis and will depend on availability of our team. The tour will last around 20-30 minutes, will include a look around our current distillery, and one of our traditional dunnage style warehouses, and will conclude with a dram of The Macallan in our visitors centre.
Tours will be priced at £10 per person and are payable at the distillery on the day and cannot be booked in advance.
Please note that The Macallan visitor centre has wheelchair access, and most of the tour route is accessible for wheelchairs (the Oak Exhibition, which is approximately 30 minutes of the tour does not have wheelchair access).