The family owned firm, which owns the Benromach Distillery at Forres, announced last year that it hoped to build a second distillery at Craggan.
|Proposed plans for Gordon & MacPhail's new distillery at Craggan|
The distillery has been designed to take advantage of the views across the River Spey to the Cairngorm mountains. Its circular design would disguise much of the day to day working of the site within the service yard. Sedum roofs will help the buildings blend into the surrounding environment when viewed from higher ground.
The response locally to the distillery plans has been overwhelmingly positive, according to Ewen Mackintosh, Gordon & MacPhail’s Managing Director, who said: “We’re really pleased at the number of people who came along to see our plans, we couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome. People are saying how excited they are to see a distillery being proposed for the area as they believe it has the potential to support Grantown-on-Spey as a destination and encourage visitors to stay longer in the town.”
The production rate at the distillery will start at 375,000 litres per year, although it will be capable of producing 2 million litres of alcohol in the longer term.
Posted by Steve Rush