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Benromach doubles Scotch whisky storage capacity

Ten years after releasing its first single malt under Gordon & MacPhail, Benromach Distillery has celebrated the installation of two new warehouses.

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Benromach Distillery has almost doubled its storage capacity

The traditional dunnage warehouses will enable the Moray distillery to almost double its storage capacity, from 8,000 to 15,000 casks at a time.

Their installation follows a £500,000 investment in the distillery to meet demand for Benromach from China, which boosted sales by 40% in 2012.

Former distillery worker Tom Anderson officially opened the warehouses yesterday with a commemorative plaque.

Michael Urquhart, managing director of Benromach owner Gordon & MacPhail, said: “These are exciting times for our classic, hand crafted single malt whisky but whisky is a long term business and the foundations for our success were laid down when Tom worked here and in the years before that.”

Benromach released its first single malt under Gordon & MacPhail in 2004, following almost 20 years of silence.

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