About the Distillery
You can almost hear the heartbeat of whisky as Macallan lies in the central district of whisky making territory. This distillery which was built in 1824 near the river Spey in a tranquil Speyside setting is owned by Edrington & William Grant & Sons.
Now Macallan 50 Years Old is most famous for being James Bond’s favourite dram so something special is truly happening behind the closed doors of this distillery which is magical. Macallan is a name in whisky that is held at the highest regard and delivers time and time again.
The distillery boasts 18 operational stills helping the distillery produce over 6,000,000 litres of whisky per year. The water used to make this whisky is taken from local bore holes.
The whisky from this distillery is only ever matured in ex-sherry casks from Jerez in Spain. The distillery has many expressions but has recently cut back on its age statement offerings so these are always a treat to enjoy or a great contribution to a collection.
From this distillery we should expect lots of toffee, dried fruits and sherry. Oak and smoke and wonderfully smooth.