Described as a legacy building, with the same level of engineering that goes into a skyscraper, Macallan’s new £140 million distillery is more than a place to make whisky – it’s a work of art.
There’s nothing quite like a drop of whisky to warm you up on a winter’s evening, and The Macallan is one of the most renowned single malts in the world. With a heritage dating back to 1824, however, it may surprise you to learn that their new distillery is distinctly modern in terms of its technology and design.
Its undulating roof is made from 380,000 pieces of timber bearing the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification’s sustainable seal of approval. The roof was then covered with local grass and wildflowers to create a series of manmade hills that blend beautifully with the surrounding landscape. Native stone and wood was used extensively in production, and the distillery is powered with 95% renewable energy from a nearby CHP generator – which also feeds enough energy to power 20,000 homes back into the grid. We’ll drink to that!
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