The Macallan are dedicated to building a positive and enduring legacy through an ongoing commitment to environmental excellence. For over two decades, they have held the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification to nurture and support the natural plant and wildlife ecosystem on their expansive 485-acre estate.
One and a half miles of the River Spey winds through The Macallan Estate, and Scottish salmon live among its waters. The Macallan aims to add 10% to the salmon population by 2025 and in March 2020 they started work towards this target by introducing 25,000 young salmon to the river. As salmon populations worldwide are in decline, The Macallan has partnered with the Atlantic Salmon Trust to support their critical research and work to protect this keystone species.
The Macallan grow a variety of barley called ‘Momentum’ on the Estate. It is cultivated across 77 acres of farmland and is used only for special editions of their single malt.
The malted barley used to make The Macallan is certified to the highest standards in sustainable agriculture and 100% traceable to UK suppliers registered with Red Tractor or Scottish Quality Cereals quality assurances.