Whisky producer Glenmorangie has announced plans for a new still house as part of a multi-million-pound expansion of its distillery in Tain.

The Highland firm has submitted plans for the facility and subject to approval, aims to start work this year with completion scheduled for 2019.

Funded by a proposed multi-million-pound investment from its owner The Glenmorangie Company, the expansion would be designed to position the Highland Distillery for ever-greater success.

The proposed new still house would form part of the distillery’s 175th anniversary celebrations while allowing Glenmorangie to increase capacity in line with rising global demand. The planned new building would work in tandem with the existing still house and showcase two more of Glenmorangie’s signature copper stills, the tallest in Scotland. Alongside, a separate building is proposed to provide additional mashing and fermentation facilities.

Marc Hoellinger, President and CEO of The Glenmorangie Company, said: “It is a testament to the success of Glenmorangie, and to the increasing appreciation of our whisky creators’ vision and expertise, that we are able to plan with confidence for the future. We believe the proposed investment will support the distillery’s growth and ensure that many more discerning single malt whisky drinkers can discover the delights of our exceptional Highland single malt Scotch whisky.”