The fourteenth operating Chivas Brothers’ malt whisky distillery, Dalmunach, is named after the nearby pool in the River Spey on whose banks the distillery sits and is capable of producing up to 10 million litres per year.
Laurent Lacassagne, chairman and CEO of Chivas Brothers, said: “As global demand for Scotch whisky increases year on year, our confidence in the long-term growth prospects for the category remains strong. The construction of the new Dalmunach distillery is a clear demonstration of our confidence and also of our commitment to invest to meet the significant growth potential.
“With their reputation for crafted excellence, our blended whiskies form a key part of the Chivas Brothers portfolio in both emerging economies and mature markets, so we believe the increased capacity which the new distillery will provide will help to drive the business forward in the years to come, ” said Lacassagne.
The distillery architecture has been inspired by the shape of a sheaf of barley and houses eight copper pot stills. A tulip shape was used for the wash stills and an onion shape used for the spirit stills, replicating those from the Imperial distillery, which was situated on the site until 2012.
Production at the Dalmunach distillery will commence this month.