On the 2nd June 2018 Macallan opened their new £140 milllion disitllery in the grounds of Easter Elchies Manor House. It was designed by a London based company, Rodgers Stirk Harbour + Partners and has the most complicated roof structure in the world. 1,800 beams, 2,400 roof elements and more than 380,000 individual components. 95% of the energy used at the distillery will be from renewable resources.
Macallan name comes from Gaelic. Magh meaning ‘fertile ground’ and Ellan which is a reference to St Fillan who spent time in Scotland in the eighth century. The distillery was established 1824.