The proposed plans which include adding two new copper stills, four new washbacks and a large new warehouse, will also include some minor alterations to its still room.
Since launching in 2014, Box Distillery has been experiencing an ever-increasing demand for its whisky, both domestically and internationally, and it now plans to triple production to 300,000 litres a year.
The company has also decided to increase its investment in the distillery as a tourist attraction. It’s already one of the region’s most visited destinations and conference venues. Its existing restaurant and conference sections will be extended and modified to accommodate the growing demand, as well as larger groups.
Commenting on the news, Thomas Larsson, Box Distillery’s CEO, said: “Our annual production capacity of just over 100,000 litres LPA (litres of pure alcohol) is not enough to meet consumer interest. Our response is a decision to triple capacity.”
He went onto say: “It’s truly gratifying that so many people are interested in our products and that our business attracts whisky aficionados, companies and tourists from countries all over the world. This investment will allow us to take our place as one of the most ambitious distilleries in the world of new whisky.”
In addition to a string of bottlings including its Early Days Collection, in November 2016 Box Distillery released its now much acclaimed Dálvve single malt whisky, the first official core range bottling in its range.
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