The distillery, nestled above the River Spey in the heart of Speyside and within the grounds of Easter
Elchies, 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.
Having launched its new £140m ground-breaking distillery in 2018, it has seen fans and comrades
from all over the globe visit for its exceptional tour experiences that are on offer to the public. From
exclusive access to the Cave Priveé to The Macallan Boutique, it’s a distillery every whisky fan should