During our whisky tours in Speyside, many of our customers make sure they visit the Macallan distillery and join the world famous Macallan distillery tour. One of the most iconic Scotch whiskies in the world, the Macallan distillery moved to new premises on the Macallan estate in 2018.

£140 million was spent on the new Macallan distillery and many whisky experts view the Macallan distillery tour experience as the future of whisky, not something to be missed on your whisky tour with Whiskywheels.

In addition to the exquisite whiskies that Macallan has on offer, the distillery recently won the Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland award from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) and is quite something to behold.

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The judges’ comments: “The attention to detail and the consistency and control of aesthetic decisions in this building is incredibly impressive. A worthy winner.”

Inspired by the beautiful surrounding landscape and the whisky production process, which has taken place on The Macallan Estate since 1824, the structure’s profile resembles ancient Scottish earthworks.

Toby Jeavons, project architect said: ‘We are thrilled that The Macallan distillery has been awarded the Doolan for 2019. It was an incredible project to have been a part of and which was only possible due to our forward-looking and ambitious client in The Macallan.

The small group style Macallan distillery tours that are on offer are guided by a local whisky expert, ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 hours, there are a few options to choose from for your Macallan tour. Book early to confirm your place on the Macallan tour.

In addition, or as a substitute to your award winning Macallan tour, visiting the Ultimate Macallan bar is an exclusive experience that you cannot get anywhere else. There are over 950 whiskies, ranging over 70 years, served by friendly and knowledgeable staff. We recommend trying a whisky flight which includes some of the limited editions and exclusives that you can’t find at most whisky bars in Scotland or indeed, the world.

Macallan not only have various distillery tours to choose from, they have a fantastic shop which stocks their core range, distillery and travel retail exclusive bottles. During many of our whisky tours, we often talk about whisky as an investment. Macallan being one of the most collectable and sought-after whisky brands, visiting the Macallan distillery and taking part in the tour can give the whisky investor more insight into what the future brings.

Another bonus of taking a Macallan whisky tour with Whiskywheels is that some of our customers are given vouchers to give them opportunity to buy a distillery exclusive bottle, not available anywhere else. Many of these bottles grow in value, exponentially over a few years.

There is also a lovely brasserie inside the Macallan whisky distillery, very conveniently located so you can grab something to eat before or after your Macallan distillery tour. Elchies brassiere stocks excellent local produce from Speyside. We can make reservations for you. Book early to confirm your spot.

We recommend this tour for everyone interested in whisky, the distillery truly is unique, and the estate and local history is really quite special.

To book a whisky tour to the Macallan distillery, please visit our Tour Bookings page.

We currently offer the chance to do a Macallan distillery tour on our Whisky Trifecta Tour, our Speyside Delight Tour, Taste of Scotland Tour and the Magnificent Macallan tour. Alternatively, custom tours available also. Plenty of options for a great Macallan distillery tour.

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