The Macallan Distillery

The Macallan has been making Scotch whisky on the same Easter Elchies estate since 1824. Its new distillery won't change that, but it's a far cry from its humble beginnings. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the $186 million facility is incredibly high-tech, with a green roof, energy needs that are met by 95% sustainable sources, and the most complicated timber roof structure in the world, with more than 380,000 elements. The new stills, the largest copper order ever for the industry, are perfect replicas of the originals, making it impossible to discern whether a whisky was distilled at the new facility or the old. Should you visit, you'll certainly have the chance to try: the bar will stock a staggering 952 different expressions, and even the standard tour includes four drams to sample.

Photos: Joas Souza / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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