Country: Scotland. Region: Speyside. Style: Single malt. Age: Matured. Bottle size: 70cl. The Macallan is one of the world’s most awarded and admired single malts. This peerless reputation has been built by the commitment of The Macallan’s craftsmen. The size and diversity of The Macallan estate is unique in the industry. Not only is barley grown to make the whiskies but sheep and cattle graze the pastures alongside woodland and mown grassland, which is used to attract a diverse range of birds. The common thread running through the history of The Macallan is the obsession with quality, which was established from the start by the distillery’s founder, Alexander Reid. For centuries, farmers in the area of Easter Elchies House (the Jacobean house that graces their logo) had been distilling whisky during winter from barley they grew on their own land. In 1824, Reid, a local farmer, acquired a licence to distil whisky legally at Easter Elchies and The Macallan was born.