VIP tours at the Macallan Estate distillery will never be the same.
Bentley has revealed the first of two planned vehicles modified by its Mulliner division for The Macallan Estate, a single malt Scotch whiskey distillery in Speyside, Scotland. The two companies recently signed a long-term brand cooperation partnership.
This Bentley Bentayga Hybrid has been specifically customized by Mulliner to reflect the distillery's style and commitment to sustainability. The Macallan intends to use the ultra-luxurious SUV for on-site VIP tours and will charge it using only newly installed stations that run on 100 percent renewable energy. More precisely, this is called Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin, or REGO, with all energy coming from a local wind farm.
Some of the SUV's modifications include Viridian dark metallic green exterior paint that's combined with a gloss black treatment. There are also 22-inch black painted and bright machined wheels, which are exclusive to Mulliner.
The interior is also very Scottish in nature thanks to Porpoise and Cumbrian Green leather with Liquid Amber veneer. Each of the four seats boasts The Macallan's Easter Elchies House mark that dates back to the 18th century. The front passenger directly faces "The Macallan" inlay within the wood veneer. Upon opening the doors, the LED lights will project the House's crest on the ground.
Bentley says it will next deliver a matching Flying Spur Hybrid to the distillery either later this year or early next. It too will run on 100 percent renewable energy. To keep things fresh, Bentley will replace both Estate vehicles twice a year with new colors and customization work each time. The Macallan already has a fleet of vehicles of which 20 percent are electrified. It aims for all of them to be fully electric by 2025.
The 485-acre distillery Scottish Hills Estate itself must be absolutely stunning as it's populated by over 60,000 trees and over 70 different species of wildlife. Protected animals like red squirrels, badgers, and otters also live on the grounds.