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Benromach distillery unveils plans for expansion

Scotch whisky distillery Benromach has unveiled plans to extend its warehousing facilities to meet growing global demand.

The distillery hopes to extend its warehouse in order to keep up with rising demands

The Gordan & MacPhail-owned distillery is planning to construct a new warehouse for whisky maturation to the west of the existing distillery.

Ewen Mackintosh, managing director at Gordon & MacPhail, said: “We have been expanding our production capacity at the distillery in recent years and have increased the number of colleagues to allow us to produce more whisky. This means over time we will need more warehousing space to set down the spirit, which will eventually become Benromach Speyside Single Scotch Malt Whisky.”

The Forres-based distillery has seen demand for its whisky grow in recent years and last year the business witnessed a 27% increase in sales, with particularly strong growth overseas.

The expansion plans will be on display at the distillery on 17 January from 2pm-7pm and local people have been invited to visit and ask any questions they may have about the development’s impact on the area.

At this stage of the process, members of the public can also make formal comments to the council.

Benromach recently expanded its portfolio with the release of a new triple-distilled expression.

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