Elixir Distillers, has today announced that their proposed new Islay based distillery has been given the green light by Argyll & Bute council.
The design of the new distillery features an exterior that keeps with the traditional look of the other south coast distilleries on Islay, alongside some modern touches that reflect the individual landscape of the site on which it will be built.
|Elixir Distillers Islay distillery given the green light|
Elixir Distillers, which was founded by Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh, plan to include on-site housing, a visitor’s centre and a multi-purpose educational facility. They also intend to create an apprentice programme to train the next generation of distillers, and hope to work with the local community and Scotch whisky industry to create other initiatives to support the environment and people of Islay.
Commenting on the news, Sukhinder Singh, said: “The news that our planning application has been accepted is fantastic. We’ve worked closely with the Argyll & Bute planning committee to create plans for a distillery that fits into the landscape and supports the community. We want to create whiskies that inspire both the people of Islay and Islay whisky fans world-wide, enhancing the already glowing reputation of Islay whiskies, while also becoming an integral part of the community.”
Elixir Distillers, plan to break ground on their new distillery site later this year. The name of the distillery will be announced at a later date.
Posted by Steve Rush