The Macallan Distillery


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Macallan is open on Saturday and Sundays from 10.00 – 18.00 during the period of ‘additional restriction’ (until 25th October)

The Macallan Boutique will remain open as will Elchies Brasserie, although no alcohol will be able to be served with meals.

The Macallan Bar will unfortunately be closed.

To protect our staff and guests, we will be operating a reduced level of experiences and have undertaken significant staff training to create a safe and welcoming environment, with social distancing and enhanced cleaning schedules at the centre of our re-opening plans.

Our Distillery is at the heart of The Macallan Estate and we look forward to welcoming our guests to the birthplace of The Macallan.

Visit our new Distillery and Visitor Experience at the heart of The Macallan Estate and get an insight into the process, production, people and passion that makes our single malt whisky so special.

The Macallan distillery was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. The original name of the area was “Maghellan”, taken from the Gallic word “magh”, meaning fertile ground and “Ellan”, from the Monk St.Fillan – who held a close association with the church that stood in the grounds of The Macallan Estate until 1400. Farmers had been making whisky on their Speyside farms in the area for centuries, using their surplus barley during the quieter winter months.


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