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The Macallan Distillery, Speyside
The Macallan is one of Scotland’s most renowned distilleries, located in the heart of the revered Speyside region. The team here pride craftsmanship and quality above all else. Today, the distillery’s name is synonymous with the production of exceptional single malts, that have captivated whisky enthusiasts for decades and accumulated numerous accolades over the years.
The Macallan’s range covers a diverse range of expressions, ranging from ongoing releases to limited-edition rarities. Each showcases The Macallan’s commitment to the mastery of both wood and whisky-making. Only the finest European and American oak trees are used for the distillery’s casks; these contribute more to The Macallan’s character than any other part of the whisky-making process.
To some Speyside represents the jewel in whisky’s crown. Speyside is the home of legal whisky production and it’s best known examples. Around the world Glenlivet, Macallan, Glenfiddich, Glenrothes and Glenfarclas typify all that whisky, at it’s best has to offer. At it’s heart running from the Monadhliath mountains north to the sea, is the River Spey. It is the fastest flowing river in Britain, and also well known for its salmon fishing.
Speyside is the principal whisky-producing region: Speyside has within it some forty-six operating distilleries - over half the total number in the entire Scotland.
Speysides are essentially sweet whiskies. They have little peaty character They are typically highly perfumed, feminine and elegant.
The classical nature of Speyside’s malts means that a number of the finest malts are used almost exclusively for blending. It is the top Speysider’s that give good blends their ‘Top Dressing’.
Malts such as Mortlach, Glen Elgin, Strathmill and Benrinnes are rarely found as distillery bottlings, however when individual casks are tracked down by independent bottlers such as our Own Selection Single Malt Whiskies the resultant whisky can be quite wonderful.