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November 28, 2013 – Yet another distillery expansion is coming in Scotland’s Speyside region with the announcement of plans for a new £150 million ($245.5 million USD) distillery and visitors center to be built at The Macallan. Edrington plans to start construction on the new complex in the fall of 2014, with completion set for 2017.
Edrington executives told Scottish newspapers that the expansion is needed to meet growing whisky demand worldwide. The plan is to build the new complex adjacent to the current distillery, which will eventually be mothballed and could be reopened in the future if needed. The distillery’s historic Easter Elchies mansion will be left intact.
The company has selected Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to serve as lead architect for the new complex, which must still receive planning permission from local officials.
This story will be updated with more information as additional details become available.