New Macallan distillery started

04 December, 2014

Edrington has marked the official start of works on its £100 million distillery and visitor centre for its The Macallan single malt scotch whisky brand.

Designed to complement the beauty of the area and The Macallan Estate, which overlooks the River Spey, the new Macallan distillery is scheduled to open to the public in spring 2017.

The Macallan is Edrington’s core brand and it is one of scotch whisky’s most sought after brands. It is believed the new distillery will double the capacity to produce The Macallan. Industry souces estimate the capacity of the new distillery to to be circa 15 million litres of pure alcohol, which would make it larger than Diageo's Roseisle distillery William Grant's Glenfiddich and Pernod Ricard/Chivas Brother's Glenlivet.

Edrington chief executive, Ian Curle: “Today represents an exciting new chapter for Edrington and a major step in The Macallan’s long term commitment to be the leading premium spirit in the world."





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