The Macallan distillery

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The Macallan distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in Craigellachie, Moray, Scotland. The Macallan Distillers Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Edrington, which purchased the brand from Highland Distillers in 1999.[1][2]

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The Macallan distillery
Region: Speyside
LocationEaster Elchies, Craigellachie, Moray, Scotland
Coordinates57°29′3.74″N 3°12′27.28″W
Founded1824; 199 years ago (1824)
FounderAlexander Reid
ArchitectRogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (2018)
Water sourceRiver Spey
No. of stills12 wash stills (13,000 L)
24 spirit stills (3,900 L)
Capacity15,000,000 L
The Macallan
TypeSingle malt
Age(s)12 to 78-year-old
Cask type(s)Sherry (both American & European oak) and Bourbon (American oak)
The Macallan is located in Moray
The Macallan
The Macallan

The Macallan generally considered to be the second or third highest-selling single-malt scotch, next to Glenfiddich and, by some accounts, Glenlivet.[3][4]

Originally, The Macallan was matured only in oak sherry casks brought to the distillery from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Beginning in 2004, The Macallan introduced a new main product, the Fine Oak series, with the whisky mellowed in bourbon oak casks as well as sherry ones.[5] In 2018, the Fine Oak series was renamed as the Triple Cask Matured range.