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Elixir Distillers files application for Islay distillery

Elements of Islay producer Elixir Distillers has moved a step closer to building a new Scotch whisky distillery on Islay after submitting a planning application.

Aerial view of the proposed Islay distillery by Elixir Distillers

Co-founded by Sukhinder Singh, co-founder of retailer The Whisky Exchange, Elixir Distillers submitted the planning application to Argyll and Bute Council on 21 November 2018, and it was validated on 6 December.

The application includes plans to build a distillery on the Scottish island, complete with maltings, a vaulted maturation warehouse, visitor centre with shop, restaurant, meeting facilities and a tasting lodge.

It also requests permission to feature a car park, sewage treatment plant and pumping station, new junction, access roads, car parking, tankfarms, a retention pond, reservoir and to allow sea water intake.

The distillery will be built on a plot of land located to the south east of Farkin Cottage near Port Ellen.

Plans for the distillery were first revealed in April last year.

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