The Macallan is the heavyweight when it comes to Speyside malts. Located in Craigellachie it was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid. Macallan's are notably well sherried, due to the fact they are only ever matured in ex-sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. The Macallan is now recognised as one of, if not the finest, malt whiskies ever to grace Scotch whisky. They also happen to be extremely collectable. Characteristics: Sherried and oaky, floral and spicy.