The Macallan distillery in the Speyside region is renowned across the globe for creating some incredible and highly desirable single malt whisky. Founded in 1824 the long history of Macallan was enhanced when in 2018 the owners Edrington Group declared open their newly constructed distillery. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners the structural genius of the finished building has to be seen to be believed. It is outstanding and offers amazement and delight to its many visitors. The roof made of five undulating domes are grass covered and are designed to imitate the flowing hillside landscape behind. The reception area in the first dome looks out over a fabulous view of the river Spey. The remaining four domes house the stills, washbacks and one enormous mash tun. The production capacity is now a huge 15 million litres of alcohol.
The core range has three great styles. The first is the Sherry Oak represented by 12, 18, 25 and 30 years old. Then theres the Triple Cask a combination of whisky matured in bourbon and sherry casks. Thirdly there is the Double Cask consisting of Gold non age, 12, 15,18 and 30 year old. The Double Cask whiskies are matured in sherry casks from American as well as European oak. Also part of the core releases is the Macallan Estate made from barley actually grown on their own Macallan Estate. Macallan are always announcing new limited expressions and in 2022 the oldest ever bottled Scottish single malt, an 81 year old The Reach was released.
- Macallan Speymalt Whisky 2005 Bottled 2023 Cask #6863 58.5%£599.94 £499.95
- Macallan 18 Year Old Whisky Sherry Cask 2023 Edition 43%£383.94 £319.95