Easter Elchies house - The MacAllan by Yannik Hay

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We had a great tour of the property and then we went for the guided tour of the distillery for about 1hour 20 minutes and ended appropriately with a complimentary dram of the MacAllan.

Built in 1700
According to the carved date-stone above the door, Captain John Grant built Easter Elchies House in 1700. However, the original house on the site, up on the bank of the River Spey, may be a century older.
Grant’s grandson, also named John, inherited Easter Elchies but later sold the estate to the Earl of Findlater and Seafield. In 1811 the deeds passed to Sir Lewis Grant of Grant, and once again the old House was under the ownership of its founding family.
Alexander Reid, a man known for his advanced methods of farming, began renting the house and farm in 1820. He established the first licensed distillery on the site, named ‘Macallan’ after the ancient church nearby. By the time he died in 1847, Reid had earned a reputation for the ‘superior quality’ of his whisky.

Texture in the sky:
Location: Craigellachie in the Speyside region, Scotland, UK, Scotland.
Date: 2010-09-20
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 640
Shutter Priority: 1/200 sec.
Aperture: F/5.0
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM@16mm
Lightroom 3,3 and Photoshop CS5 64 bits for Mac – Camera Raw 6.6


castle, scotland, highland, house, garden, architecture, flower, travel, easter elchies, distillery, scotch, whisky, whiskey, macallan, estate

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • andy551
    andy551about 2 years ago

    I love this,amazing work!!!

  • Hello Andy, Hope you are well. Thank you very much for the compliment and adding it to your favs. I am very glad that you enjoyed it :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • celtusone
    celtusoneabout 2 years ago

    wonderful image

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago

    beautiful view and capture

  • swaby
    swabyabout 2 years ago

    Very beautiful!

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 2 years ago


  • myraj
    myrajabout 2 years ago

    Great capture and interesting reading Yanniki

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful place and treatment Yan.

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful scene Yannik!

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Lovely scene

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