The Macallan Scotch Whisky Distillery

The Macallan Distillery

The Macallan Scotch Whisky Distillery was built in 1824 and is located in the Speyside region of Scotland. The distillery produced numerous single malt whiskies, so a few of them are The Macallan 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, The Macallan 15 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, The Macallan 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky and The Macallan 25 Year Old Single Malt Whisky.

The distillery also have an impressive 1824 series with has been a major success for The Macallan. There are four malts in this series and theses are called Gold, Amber, Sienna and Ruby. There will be tasting notes on this Planet Whiskies shortly for the 1824 series.

In 2018 The Macallan Distillery was reborn was a new distillery costing around £140 million. Planet Whiskies was planning to visit the new distillery in 2020, but with COVID-19 this is now happening in 2021. Seeing all the photos of the impressive new distillery has been amazing, but we look forward to the day of seeing the incredible new facilities and distils with our own eyes. Below you can read about the distillery tours at The Macallan, and see the latest photos from inside the new distillery.

View the selection of The Macallan malts on the Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies toured The Macallan Distillery in April, 2014 and have an excellent tour and tasting session. The tour was called The Six Pillars TourThis tour was with the old Macallan Distillery before it was re-built and is no longer is the siz piller tour available. Click to read all about Planet Whiskies tour of The Macallan.

We also had a question and answer session with the distillery manager Russell Anderson and you can read his views about The Macallan and the whisky industry at Russell Anderson - Master Distiller of The Macallan

Inside The Macallan Distillery

New tours at The Macallan Distillery Winter 2020 to Spring 2021

The Macallan Distillery will be open to the general public Saturday and Sundays from now until the end of March 2021, excluding the festive period (18th December until 4th January 2021 inclusive)

Our gates will open at 09.45 with The Macallan Distillery being open from 10.00 until 18.00. Our gates will close at 17.00 for last admission.

The Macallan Discovery Experience

This new experience takes guests through our proud heritage, while exploring the journey from acorn to glass and sampling some of our distinguished single malt whiskies. You will be welcomed with The Macallan roast coffee and home baked scones, before exploring The Macallan Whisky Wall.

You will then be led by one of our friendly and knowledgeable hosts through the Distillery experience, including a guided tour of our iconic Cave Priveé for a tutored tasting of some carefully selected Macallan whiskies, before visiting The Macallan Bar for a final whisky experience.

Price: £50.00 per person
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Frequency: Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am

The Macallan Distillery Production Area

The Macallan Mastery Experience

This experience delves deeper into the whisky making process and starts with a welcome dram at The Macallan Whisky Wall before enjoying a two-course lunch in our Elchies Brasserie, paired with wines. You will be led on an in-depth production experience through the distillery, before being guided through a tutored tasting of a carefully curated selection of Macallan whiskies in our iconic Cave Priveé.

You will then be invited to The Macallan Bar to experience a Macallan whisky flight. After your experience, our hosts will be available to offer a personal shopping experience in The Macallan Boutique. Guests will each receive an engraved glass to commemorate their visit.

Price: £250.00 per person
Duration: 4 hours
Frequency: Saturday and Sunday at 12:00pm

Bookings can be made now at

At weekends our Boutique, The Macallan Bar and Elchies Brasserie will also be open to the public. Booking in advance is recommended for Elchies Brasserie in order to avoid disappointment.

We are also able to offer bespoke mid-week experiences that allow private groups of up to 6 people to have an exclusive experience at The Macallan Estate. These experiences start at £1500.00 for up to 6 guests and are available Wednesday to Friday inclusive. If you would like more information or would like to make a booking please contact us.

Our team remains available to support you by telephone +44 (0)1340 318 000. Our lines are open Monday-Friday, 08:00 to 19:00 UK time and Saturday, 09:00 to 15:00 UK time.

Alternatively please email We aim to respond to your enquiry within 2 working days.

Where to buy Malts from The Macallan Distillery

View more of the selection of The Macallan malts on the Planet Whiskies

Selection of whisky from The Macallan Distillery

Latest Whisky News from The Macallan Distillery

The Macallan In Lalique Legacy Collection Achieves Exceptional Auction Price Of Us$993,000 At Sotheby's Hong Kong: 3rd April, 2017

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old :: Two worlds unite to create distinctive new Macallan :: 12th October, 2016

The Macallan Celebrates Commitment To Wood: Limited Edition Gifting Series Launched: 7th September, 2016

DECADENCE DEFINED :: Introducing The Macallan Rare Cask :: 25th July, 2015

The Macallan Launches Its London Residence :: The Macallan is taking over London’s Two Temple Place for two nights only :: 2 and 3rd of June :: 6th May, 2015

The Macallan Breaks World Record For Most Expensive Whisky Sold At Auction :: 25th February, 2015

The Macallan Latest News :: The Macallan Unveils the 1824 Master Series :: 18th February, 2015

The Macallan :: MasterChef Winner Toasts Launch of New Scotch Beef Campaign :: 2nd February, 2015

The Macallan | Work Officially Starts At The Macallan On New Distillery | 4th December, 2014

Mario Testino, the world’s most iconic fashion photographer, unveiled as The Macallan Master of Photography - 12th November, 2014

The Macallan Receives Planning Approval For New £100m Distillery In Speyside | 5th August, 2014

Click to read all about Planet Whiskies tour of The Macallan - April 2014

Russell Anderson - Master Distiller of The Macallan - Q&A's - April 2014

The Macallan Unveils Masters Of Taste Collaboration With The World’s Best Restaurant, El Celler De Can Roca - 7th April, 2014

The Macallan in Lalique "The Spiritual Home" - Limited Whisky Edition - 10th December, 2013

The Macallan announce limited edition bottling - Remix, Remixed - 5th December, 2013

The Macallan Amber Named The Whisky Shop's Whisky of the Year 2013 - 2nd November, 2013

The Macallan Unveils M - A collaboration between three masters: The Macallan, Fabien Baron & Lalique - 10th October, 2013

The Macallan Tees Up For RWBO Golf Sponsorship - 31st July, 2013

The Macallan select reserve 1948 fetches £4,400 for charity at masterpiece auction - 3rd July, 2013

The Macallan Launches Limited Edition Coronation Bottling, 23rd May, 2013

The Macallan stars in Harrods Great Gatsby Cocktail Bar - 9th May, 2013

The Macallan Set To Auction 1962 Bottle For Skyfall Charity - 25th March, 2013

The Macallan unveils The Flask in Oakley Inc. design collaboration - 27th February, 2013

The Macallan Reaches Strong Numbers in the Art World - 6th February, 2013

The Macallan Appoints New Master of Wood - 20th November, 2012

The Macallan, single malt whisky brand thank their 100,000 Facebook fans

The Macallan Announces New Global Marketing Manager, 7th August, 2012

The Macallan To Unveil Exclusive New Range For The UK - 4th July, 2012

The Macallan Breaks World Record For Most Expensive Whisky Sold At Auction - 2nd July, 2012

The Macallan Celebrates Eight Decades With Sir Peter Blake, Godfather Of Pop Art - 25th June, 2012

The Macallan Launches Limited Edition Diamond Jubilee Bottling - 31st May, 2012

The Macallan Commissions Legendary Photographer Annie Leibovitz As its Third Master of Photography - 24th May, 2012

The Macallan launches first ever virtual dram app - 29th November, 2011

Limited Edition Lalique Decanter celebrates The Macallan's legendary small stills - 20th September, 2011

The Macallan and the royal photographic society put O’Neill in the frame - 9th September, 2011

The Macallan Masters of Photography Winner Revealed - 3rd August, 2011

The Macallan Visitor Attraction Wins Five Star Accolade - 5th July, 2011

The Macallan hosts photography competition inspired by Albert Watson - 14th December, 2010

Scots photographer Albert Watson captures stunning journey to heart of the Macallan - 1st Dec, 2010

The Macallan and Lalique break record for most expensive whisky and crystal decanter ever sold:  $460,000 (£288,000) - all for charity - 16th November, 2010

The Macallan - Announcing masters of photography II introducing Albert Watson - 13th May, 2010

The Macallan toasts global success as fine oak 21 Years Old wins ultimate trophy - 16th March 2010

Raising the Bar - The Macallan Introduces the Ice Ball Serve - 15th March 2010

The Macallan 57 year old single malt whisky in Lalique decanter- 21st September, 2009

All our experience, distilled into one collection - July 22nd, 2009

The Macallan holds inaugural dinner in record breaking surroundings - June 19th, 2009

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