Macallan ensure that only 16% of the spirit produced makes it to the cask, which is why they are often dubbed “the best of the best”
The Macallan distillery is located in Craigellachie, Moray in the Highlands of Scotland were it was founded back in 1824, by Alexander Reid. As the Macallan’s reputation grew, its sales continued to increase throughout the 20th Century and major expansion took place between 1951 and 1963. In 1999, a majority shareholding was bought by The Edrington Group.
The Macallan Distillery used to be called the Elchies Distillery, and is home to its now famous small-stills which are made from traditional copper. The unusually small size of the copper stills gives the spirit a rich, full-bodied and fruity character- these stills are so famous in Scotland that they can be seen on the £10 bank note! From these stills, Macallan ensure that only 16% of the spirit produced makes it to the cask, which is why they are often dubbed “the best of the best” and is testament to the distilleries dedication to high quality.
The Macallan fine spirit is matured in oak casks sourced from Spain and America, during this traditional maturation the whisky is gifted its rich colour – a characteristic typical of The Macallan range.
Extracted from the Whisky Shop. 02.05.2018