High on a hill overlooking the River Spey, with magnificent
views across to Ben Rinnes, the Macallan Visitor Centre
nestles within the glorious Easter Elchies Estate at Craigellachie.
Here you can discover the extraordinary lengths we go to,
to create our single malt Scotch whisky.
Our Regular Tour takes in the full production process followed
by the Warehouse 7 visit, where we tell ‘The Story
of Oak’, bringing to life the vital role played by
our exceptional oak casks in developing the distinctive
character of The Macallan. Then it's back to the Visitor
Centre for a dram! Pre-booking required.
Our Precious Tour is an extended visit of the full production
process, Warehouse 7 and ‘The Story of Oak’,
ending with a tutored nosing and tasting presentation in
the Visitor Centre across a range of Macallan whiskies!
Charges apply to both tour options. For details, times and
charges please contact the Visitor Centre. Tel:- +44 (0)1340
872280. Only children older than 8 years old are allowed
on the tours and each tour is limited to a maximum of ten
The Visitors Centre is open to visitors all year, although
opening days and hours do vary and is dependant on the distillery
Easter - September
Monday to Saturday, 9.30am till 4.30pm. The last regular
tour is usually at 3.30pm.
Monday to Friday, 9.30am till 4.30pm. The last
regular tour is usually at 3.30pm.
November - Easter
Monday to Friday, 11.00am till 3.00pm. Tour times on application.
During the summer every year, The Macallan stops production
and enters the "Silent Season" when maintenance
is carried out in the Distillery. This happens from the
end of June until the beginning of August. Unfortunately
we cannot take visitors on a Distillery Tour, but we have
a limited tour and a visit to warehouse 7, a traditional
warehouse followed by a tour of the warehouse upper floor
exhibition ‘The story of Oak’ ending with a
dram in the Visitor Centre. Silent season dates
for 2008: From the 4th to the 30th of July inclusive.
Christmas / New Year 2008 - 2009 Closure
Distillery closed from Friday 19th December 2008 to Monday
5th January 2009. No tours will be permitted during this
time. Visitors Centre Shop - closed from Tuesday 23rd December
2008 to Monday 5th January 2009.
Getting There: From the A941, Elgin to
Dufftown Road, take the B9102 to Archiestown just north
of Craigellachie. The distillery is on your left after a
Parking / Reception: Follow the signs past
the farm and through the distillery. Turn left at roundabout
into car park beside the Gardener's Cottage. Margaret Gray
and her colleagues will greet you like old friends and lead
you into a setting of great charm. The Macallan confidence
is evident as you tour the distillation of the "Rolls
Royce" of malts.
Maximum Group Size: 10
Group Bookings: Small and by appointment
Enquiries: Tel: 01340 871471
Photography in Distillery: Yes
Disabled Access: Tour is not easy with
quite a few stairs to negotiate. The new Visitors' Center
includes a nosing room, allowing disabled vistors to reach
the very heart of The Macallan.
Foreign Visitors: Leaflets in French,
German, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Japanese.
Contact The Macallan Distillery
Easter Elchies, Craigellachie
AB38 9RX Scotland
Tel: +44(0)1340 872 280