SB visits: The Macallan

Edrington-owned single malt Scotch whisky The Macallan recently opened the doors to its new £140 million distillery and invited SB to Speyside for a look around.

It has been a busy 12 months for Edrington-owned Macallan. The single malt Scotch whisky brand completed and opened its new distillery, launched its first television campaign, saw one of its bottles become the first whisky to sell for more than £1 million at auction and unveiled its oldest expression to date – a 72-year-old whisky bottled in a Lalique decanter.

To round off its impressive year, the Speyside whisky maker invited a group of journalists to its home on the Easter Elchies estate in Aberlour, Scotland, to take a look around.

While visiting the Speyside estate, SB was able to peruse Easter Elchies House, which features on the label of every bottle of The Macallan whisky, toured the distillery and its surrounding estate, and sampled a number of limited edition and rare Macallan bottlings.

Click through our gallery to find out more about SB‘s trip to The Macallan.