About the project
We were asked by Linear Projects to photograph their work for the interior of the visitor experience at the newly-built Macallan Distillery in the north of Scotland. The Macallan Distillery is a single malt scotch whisky distillery in Craigellachie, Moray and is well worth the long drive from Glasgow – for the breathtaking scenery as well as the destination experience.
Macallan revealed its new distillery in summer 2018 which had already started the production of their world-class malt. The building, designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, is a striking display of attention-to-detail and sense of aesthetics and is a testament to the rich Macallan legacy.
It’s an extraordinary build that boast the genius of modern day structural engineering that successfully marries a contemporary structure with the beautiful, natural landscape of the Macallan estate. The nature-like hill-shaped building with its modern interior demonstrates Macallans vision and commitment to the future of Scotch whisky and the food and drink industry which is one of Scotland’s best performing sectors. As Macallan says, the building is a true celebration of their past, present and future.
Our client on this shoot, Linear Projects worked on various elements of the visitor experience interior including internal wood panelling for walls and ceilings, the reflective floor, ceiling and wall coverings in the cask room and the polished walls of the staircases – all contributing to the beautiful aesthetic and attention to detail that is apparent wherever you look.
Alan thoroughly enjoyed photographing this interior space. The geometric shapes and lines juxtaposed with multi-textured surfaces and a subdued palette with pops of bold colour provided a multitude of interesting compositions wherever he pointed the lens.