Founded in 1824, The Macallan is renowned worldwide for its extraordinary single malt whiskies. Their outstanding quality and distinctive character reveal the uncompromised excellence pursued by The Macallan since it was established by Alexander Reid, on a plateau above the River Spey in north-east Scotland.  In 2018, The Macallan opened a new chapter in its history with the launch of its award-winning Speyside distillery. Designed by internationally acclaimed architects to promote sustainability, the building takes inspiration from the surrounding ancient Scottish hills. It stands nearby Easter Elchies House, the Highland Manor built in 1700 which is The Macallan’s spiritual home and remains the heartbeat of The Macallan’s beautiful 485-acre Estate.

The Macallan is deeply committed to the world of gastronomy, continuously striving to create unparalleled food and whisky experiences – something we are excited to continue exploring with the Roux Scholarship. Marrying flavours and aromas of food with our specially selected single malt whiskies is something we continue to be passionate about, such as the launch of the Distil Your World campaign, a ground-breaking series of single malt whiskies and gastronomic experiences for The Macallan and inspired by the world’s greatest cities.

We look forward to building on The Macallan’s long-standing relationship with the culinary world, as seen through our global Distil Your World campaign, and now through the Roux Scholarship. Marrying food and whisky experiences is something we care deeply about. We look forward to sharing this passion with emerging talent in the gastronomic field today, through a competition that mirrors The Macallan’s exacting standards and pursuit of excellence.

Watch The Macallan's film about the company's beginnings, starring Emily Mortimer as Nettie Harbinson.