May 8, 2013 – Ardnamurchan Distillery, currently under construction on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula in northwest Scotland, has named its first manager. The Herald reports veteran distiller Graeme Bowie is leaving Balblair, where he was assistant manager under John MacDonald, to take up project management at the construction site in Glenbeg and will run the distillery when it begins operation.
Ardnamurchan is being built by Adelphi, which has been producing independent bottlings of Scotch Whisky while developing plans for its own distillery. The company’s Alex Bruce told The Herald that foundation work for the distillery is complete, with the steel framework scheduled to arrive next week and construction to be complete by September. Bowie will be coordinating with the contractors and Forsyths, which is building the stills and equipment for the new distillery. The installation is expected to be complete in time for the first still runs to be produced in December.