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£100m plans for Macallan distillery

2 Dec 13 Edrington, makers of The Macallan Whisky, is planning to spend more than £100m on the construction of a new distillery and visitor centre.

It has appointed architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to design the project.

Edrington said that its investment in Macallan estate in Speyside would “sustain the craftsmanship, attention to detail, and innovation that have become the hallmarks of the brand”.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners senior partner Graham Stirk said: “We are delighted to be working with The Macallan to realise their vision for the new distillery. This is a rare and fascinating project set within a great parkland estate. Our aim will be to reveal both the mystery of the place and the process, within this dramatic setting.”

Edrington director of malts Ken Grier said: “As a leading luxury single malt, it was imperative that we selected an architect that understood and respected the importance of the history of The Macallan but had the experience and skills to create a building that is inspirational in its interpretation of contemporary luxury. In selecting RSHP, we have chosen a partner that shares our values and pushes the boundaries of style and quality.”

Subject to receiving planning consent, construction of the project will begin in autumn 2014 and is due to be completed in spring 2017. The existing distillery, which dates back to 1824, will then be closed and preserved.

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