Food & Drink

The Pioneers Experience returns to centre stage at the MaCallan Estate

The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then they have built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland – and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship.

The Macallan Estate has announced the return of its spectacular immersive theatre

experience, with an adapted script for 2023 highlighting the real-life story of former

managing director, Janet Harbinson. Returning for a second year, The Macallan Estate Pioneers Experience is a theatre production that brings to life the key characters from our history that have played a role in shaping this estate. 

Guests are transported back in time and had the opportunity to meet some of The Macallan’s most notable characters. Following the story of The Spirit of 1926, The Macallan’s first biopic which was released in November 2022, The Pioneers Experience is a theatrical journey which explores The Macallan’s 485-acre Estate and transports guests back in time to be met by some of the most notable characters from bygone days at the distillery. These characters and their stories are shared through a promenade theatre experience that moved through time starting from the 1900s, while also giving you the opportunity to savour our history through the drams of The Macallan along the way.

Written by actress and voice artist Debra Weston, whose film credits include Patriot Games, Thunderbirds, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the script for The Macallan Estate Pioneers Experience follows Nettie’s journey, including her craft of the most valuable bottle of wine or spirit ever sold at auction, The Macallan Fine & Rare 1926. As they step back in time, theatre-goers will also enjoy a picnic lunch with Nettie and Alexander, as well as other notable characters such as Captain John Grant who first realised the potential of Easter Elchies Estate in 1700; the land that has been home to The Macallan Distillery since 1824.

Launching on Friday 7 July and running until Sunday 23 July 2023, this exclusive outdoor experience sees guests served select drams of The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky along the way, completing their journey through history with a whisky production tour. 

Book the experience here:

Cost per person: £80


Telephone: +44 (0)1340 318 000

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