Nature and culture come together at The Macallan House in Singapore, where meticulously designed immersive spaces beckon the epicurean to embark on an odyssey of whisky proportions, in an experience of alcoholic luxury.
Located within the Raffles Hotel, The Macallan House brings to life the whisky maker's unique spirit, in a venue of pure opulence, comprising multi-sensory touch points across three thousand square feet of experiential retail space. The Macallan House honours the brand’s six pillars to showcase its character and spirit, and offers a unique encounter with world-leading single malt Scotch whiskys, as a chance to indulge in life’s finest moments.
Designed by award-winning British architect Jamie Fobert, whose reputation for structural wonders precedes himself, The Macallan House sits alongside the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice and the new National Portrait Gallery in London, as a credit to his architectural passion and prowess. Fobert’s design choices pay homage to The Macallan’s foundational ethos, with elements such as copper walls symbolising the brand’s curiously small stills, the colour red a tribute to founding father Alexander Reid, Albariza stone for the Spanish soil producing the sherry used to season The Macallan’s oak casts, and artistic collaborations that mirror The Macallan’s dedication to mastery.
One such collaboration, a remarkable structure of green onyx, brought forth by the recipient of the Red Dot Concept Design Award and the Singapore President’s Design Award, Nathan Yong. The sculpture echoes the verdant splendour of the lush green fields surrounding The Macallan Estate in Speyside, Scotland. Also enticing, The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection, an exclusive series of limited edition decanters made in collaboration with renowned French crystal maker Lalique. Each release is inspired by the foundation stones for the character of The Macallan, and is a masterpiece in its own right.
Adding to the marvellous mix, Tiffany Loy, a textile artist hailing from Singapore, contributes a silk and wool mural with shades varying from light oak to dark mahogany. The impressive woven artwork pays tribute to the natural colouring of The Macallan’s whisky, as they take pride in the raw beauty of their spirits that forego the addition of colouring agents. Those inquisitive of the role of wood in colouring The Macallan’s single malts can take a moment to interact with the colour spectrum found on the “Amberometer” and gain knowledge of the oak maturation process vital to the end result.
The idea behind The Macallan House is to send visitors on a journey through nature, harmony and time, curating an experience that matches the grandeur of The Macallan Estate, and passes on the knowledge of the people who run it. Through sights and scents, guests are able to get a sense of Speyside’s distinct microclimates: the barley field, the River Spey, the woodlands and Easter Elchies House, the spiritual home of The Macallan.
Whisky aficionados can look forward to seasonal programmes and menus, as well as classic cocktail creations to tantalise the taste buds. Look no further than The Macallan House for an experience in whisky wonderland.