MacPhail parent company unveil plans for
a new yet to be named distillery at
Craggan, near Grantown-on-Spey.
Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd, the
parent company of Gordon & MacPhail the
family owned whisky specialist,
wholesaler and retailer and owner of
Benromach Distillery has unveiled plans
to build a new distillery at Craggan,
If the yet to be named distillery at
Craggan gets the go ahead it would
become the first new malt whisky
distillery to be built in the Cairngorms
National Park since its creation in 2003
and the multi million pound investment
by Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd
would be expected to become a major
tourist attraction and significant local
Speymalt hopes to build the new
distillery overlooking the Cairngorm
mountains in the heart of the Scottish
Highlands and as Ewen Mackintosh,
Managing Director, Speymalt Whisky
Distributors Ltd explained: "Building a
second distillery is an important part
of our business plan and we have spent
some time researching a suitable site.
We believe we have found the perfect
place for our new distillery at Craggan.
Itís a stunning location with strong
transport links and can accommodate the
distillery, warehousing and a visitor
"The Cairngorms are a beautiful part of
the world and we aim to design a
distillery which will be in keeping with
this wonderful landscape.
"We continue to build our business using
our expertise and skill in the industry.
The purchase of Benromach Distillery and
the growth of this brand internationally
over the past twenty years has proved to
be a huge success. Constructing a second
distillery will enable us to continue
creating a sustainable long term legacy
for future generations."
The company now hopes to start the
consultation process with the local
community before submitting a planning
application later in the year. If
planning is approved, building is
expected to start in 2019 and should
take 12 months to complete.
A public exhibition on the plans will
take place over the summer.
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