The Macallan Estate has announced the return of its spectacular immersive theatre experience, as the first single malt Scotch whisky distillery to tell the story of its rich heritage through live performance.
The Macallan Estate Pioneers Experience theatrical journey explores The Macallan’s 485-acre Estate, bringing to life notable characters from The Macallan’s illustrious history who have informed the Estate’s past and played a role in shaping its future.
Launching on Saturday 16 July and running until Sunday 7 August, and available to book now, this exclusive outdoor experience delves into The Macallan’s heritage.
The Macallan Estate Pioneers Experience transports guests back in time to be met by some of the most notable characters from the distillery’s history, including Captain John Grant. A pioneer in The Macallan’s story, Captain Grant realised the potential of Easter Elchies Estate in 1700; the land that has been home to The Macallan Distillery since 1824.
These characters and their stories are shared through a promenade theatre experience on the banks of the River Spey, moving through time and transporting guests to rarely-seen locations throughout the Estate.
Theatre-goers can enjoy a picnic lunch with pioneers Roderick and Katherine Kemp, who took over The Macallan Distillery in 1892. Guests also have the opportunity to meet Janet Harbinson, who guided The Macallan through trial and tribulation in the early 1900s.
As part of the experience, guests will explore The Macallan Estate while savouring special drams of The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky along the way.
The Macallan Estate Pioneers Experience is brought to life through the talents of professional actresses and actors.
Stuart Cassells, general manager at The Macallan Estate, said: ‘The Macallan Estate Pioneers Experience is one of the most exciting events in our calendar, and we’re proud to announce its return for 2022. Last summer’s run was a huge success, with plenty of fun along the way, and we’re sure this year will be no exception.
‘There is no finer way to delve into our fascinating heritage here at The Macallan, with the
help of Debora Weston and a team of extraordinary actors from across Scotland.
‘Debora is perhaps best known for her work in films including Patriot Games and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and we’re honoured that she has written our theatre play for The Macallan Pioneers Experience. It’s a privilege to see her vision come to life on the banks of the River Spey, right here at The Macallan Estate.’
As part of the exclusive, three-hour experience, guests will explore areas of The Macallan Distillery not usually open to the public, including Warehouse No 7, one of The Macallan’s oldest traditional dunnage warehouses.
As well as a whisky experience, fine-dining, private shopping and fishing are all available on site.
The Macallan Estate Pioneers Experience is priced at £70 per guest and is available to book for a limited period, taking place twice daily each Saturday and Sunday, running from Saturday 16 July until Sunday 7 August 2022 inclusive. All experiences must be booked in advance with The Macallan Estate team.
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For further information, visit www.themacallan.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.