Hailing from Craigellachie, is The Macallan a Speyside or a Highland whisky? It is up in the general Speyside area, but since the Scotch whisky regulations of 2009 it is not in a precise location that can call itself Speyside on its labels. Even so, it might say Highland on the bottle but whisky experts regard it as a Speysider of note.The Macallan 10 year old is a brooding bronze colour with a nose of caramel. Matured in sherry casks for ten years this whisky is bottled at 40% and has a rich, spicy taste with an oily mouthfeel. The finish is gently cantankerous. The Macallan is the second biggest selling single malt by volume – producing over 700,000 cases in 2010.