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Glenmorangie plans distillery expansion

Highland distillery Glenmorangie is celebrating its 175th anniversary by embarking on a multi-million-pound expansion that will add a second still house to its site.

Glenmorangie’s expansion will enable it to keep up with global demand

Subject to planning approval, the new still house will feature two copper stills, which will work in tandem with the distillery’s existing still house.

In line with Glenmorangie’s existing signature equipment, the new stills will be the tallest in Scotland.

Plans also include the construction of a separate building that will provide additional mashing and fermentation facilities.

If planning permission is granted, expansion work will begin this year, with completion set for 2019.

Glenmorangie has not confirmed how much the expansion will increase its production capacity by, but says it will allow the brand to “increase capacity in line with rising global demand – and prepare for its next 175 years of masterful whisky creation”.

Marc Hoellinger, president and CEO of The Glenmorangie Company, said: “It is a testament to the success of Glenmorangie, and to the increasing appreciation of our whisky creators’ vision and expertise, that we are able to plan with confidence for the future.

“We have decided to invest in a new still house to support the distillery’s growth and ensure that many more discerning single malt whisky drinkers can discover the delights of Glenmorangie.”

Last summer, The Spirits Business took a tour around the Glenmorangie Distillery with director of whisky creation, distilling and whisky stocks Dr Bill Lumsden. Click here for a behind-the-scenes look at the distillery’s processes.

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