Robertson begins new distillery & visitor centre for The Macallan

Robertson Group has begun work on a new £100m iconic distillery and visitor centre at The Macallan site at Craigellachie on Speyside.

The Macallan - one of the core brands of Edrington, Scotland’s premier producer and distributor of global spirits brands - has appointed Robertson as preferred contractor for the new facility, and Forsyths of Rothes as supplier of the distillation equipment.

Moray Council granted permission for the facility, which is scheduled to open to the public in Spring 2017, in august this year.

Edrington Group boss Ian Curle, said: “Today represents an exciting new chapter for Edrington.

“Over the next three years we will bring The Macallan brand experience to life in a truly unique style.”

Robertson Group chief executive Bill Robertson added: “The site will be dramatically transformed over the coming months as the iconic distillery and visitor centre starts to take shape.

“We will deliver a truly beautiful and inspirational building.”

In addition to creating a site of major architectural significance, the new distillery will ensure the ongoing quality control of the production of The Macallan, both of which further consolidate The Macallan’s position as one of the world’s leading luxury spirits.

Over time, the distillery will deliver additional capacity to meet the growing demand from existing and new international markets. With its rolling roofscape, the distillery has been designed to complement the natural beauty of the area and The Macallan Estate, which overlooks the River Spey.

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