Speyside Distillers, the company behind the multi-award-winning SPEY single malt Scotch whisky brand, has today announced plans for expansion.
The company which operates the Speyside Distillery near Kingussie, in the foothills of the Cairngorms National Park, has revealed its intention to build a new, state-of-the-art distillery in the Speyside region.
|Speyside Distillers Managing Director, Patricia Dillon|
In addition to its growing UK market, Speyside Distillers currently exports its SPEY and Beinn Dubh Scotch whisky, and Byron’s gin brands, to over 32 countries.
Commenting on the news, Patricia Dillon, Managing Director of Speyside Distillers, said: “Last year was challenging for us, as it was for most businesses dealing with Covid-19. With our industry also facing the added problem of US tariffs, we have had to change our strategy to find new and innovative ways to drive our business forward.”
“In 2019 we committed to increasing our distillate to meet rising demand, and this year we are producing five times our normal rates. Our plans for a new distillery will ensure that we can continue to distil the quantities of whisky required, while also allowing us room for further expansion. Although our full plans – including location and design – are currently under wraps, we’re looking forward to sharing more as they unfold over the coming months and years.”
Speyside Distillers, has also announced that it has recently taken on two new members of distilling staff, to assist with increased production.
Posted by Steve Rush