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Visit us on The Macallan Estate in Speyside, Scotland.

We look forward to welcoming you to the home of The Macallan.

Learn everything you need to know to get the best out of your visit to The Macallan Estate, including our full opening hours, how to get here, practical tips and what you can experience while you are here.

 

Arial view of the Macallan Estate

The Estate

Opening Hours

  • 4th September – 12th December 2021 - Saturday and Sunday only
  • 15th January-11th December 2022 – Saturday and Sunday only

Gates open at 09:45, Distillery Experience opens at 10:00.

Last entry through gates at 17:30, Distillery Experience closes at 18:00. The Macallan Estate is closed to the general public out of these times. 

Please note that opening hours are subject to change, and it is recommended that you book in advance as we are unable to guarantee walk-in spaces due to reduced capacity.

Festive Hours and Private Events

Festive opening hours – please note that The Macallan Estate, including The Macallan Bar, Boutique and Elchies Brasserie, will be closed from 17th December 2021-9th January inclusive

The Macallan Estate, including The Macallan Bar, Boutique and Elchies Brasserie, is closed to the general public out of these times. The Macallan Distillery Experience offers private events Monday-Friday (Monday-Thursday during July and August). To enquire or book, please contact [email protected]

Location

Where to find Us

We are located at: 

The Macallan Distillery Experience, The Macallan Distillers Ltd, Easter Elchies, Craigellachie, AB38 9RX, Scotland.

The Macallan Estate is found just outside of the town of Craigellachie, close to Aberlour.

Directions
Map of Speyside showing The Macallan Distillery location

Getting Here

Due to the rural setting of The Macallan Estate, there is no public transport that serves the Distillery directly. The nearest train stations are Aviemore and Elgin, from here you can take a taxi or drive to the Distillery.

While you can use a taxi service, it is recommended to rent a car when visiting, providing both flexibility and freedom to enjoy the area. Please note, it is not safe to walk to The Macallan Distillery, as there are no pedestrian paths along the busy roads that the entrance sits on.

Both Aberdeen and Inverness have international airports. If you are flying into Aberdeen it is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to drive to the Distillery from the airport. From Inverness Airport the drive is approximately 1 hour to the Distillery.

The Estate

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FAQS

Commonly asked Questions

Common FAQs

General Experience Information

Q: Should I book an experience in advance?
A: We are only able to accept bookings in advance. Bookings can be made up to 17:00 UK time the day prior to arrival. we are currently taking bookings for experiences up to the 11th of December 2022, by email: [email protected] and via telephone +44 (0)1340 318 000.

Q: How far in advance do I need to book?
A: we are currently taking bookings for experiences up to the 11th of December 2022.

Q: What can be done for people who are driving?

A: We have driver's bottles available for them to take their dram away.

Please see our full FAQs for more details

Full FAQs

Restrictions

Q: Are children permitted on the Experience?
A: Guests must be over the age of 18 years old to participate in our experiences. Guests of all ages are permitted in the building, including The Elchies Brasserie and The Macallan Boutique. Those under 18 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian. The Macallan Bar is open to guests over the age of 18 – we operate a Challenge 25 policy, please remember to bring ID.

Q: Are guests allowed to take photographs?

A: Yes, with some exceptions. Your Host will explain to guests about a couple of restrictions that are in place within production.

Practical Tips

Q: What should I wear on the experience?
A: The experiences take place on The Macallan Estate, and as you will enter the production area, we suggest wearing comfortable, layered clothing due to the warmth of our curiously small stills. Sensible footwear is also advised. 

Accessibility

Q: Is there disabled access?
A: Our Distillery Experience is fully DDA compliant. Please call a member of our team on +44 (0)1340 318 000 or email [email protected] for further information or to advise of access requirements. 

Q: Can I bring my dog to The Macallan Estate? 

A: Only assistance dogs are permitted on The Macallan Estate and we ask that you bring relevant documentation with you for example Assistance Dogs UK branded ID book. Where possible, we ask that you inform us in advance if you are bringing an assistance dog onto The Macallan Estate. You can contact us on +44 (0)1340 318 000 or email [email protected] to inform us. If you are participating in The Macallan Discovery or Mastery Experience, the flooring within the production area is grated which assistance dogs may find uncomfortable. The Macallan Hosts will be available to assist guests should assistance dogs find the grating unpleasant and be unable to walk across it. 

Contact Us

If you have questions, please reach out using our contact form or call us at: +44 (0)1340 318 000.

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