The Macallan Distillery, Craigellachie, Scotland
The Macallan Distillery is located on its own 370-acre estate bordering the River Spey. The original farm is where The Macallan gets some of its barley, a special strain called Minstrel; the rest is grown throughout Scotland specifically for the brand. Choose from either a full tour (80 minutes) or an extended tour (135 minutes), which culminates with a taste of four different Macallan single malts. Visit the Still House 2, where the entire distillation process is on display, and Warehouse 7, where an exhibit called “Mastery of Wood” spotlights the oak casks that the Macallan uses—most of which have previously held sherry and help give the whisky its signature flavor. There is also a private salmon fishing boat and hut available during the fishing season. Easter Elchies; 44-1340/872-280; themacallan.com.