Whisky Focus - Glenmorangie Begins Work On New Multi-Million-Pound Still House

Glenmorangie Begins Work On New Still House

5th July 2018
Glenmorangie today broke ground on a new multi-million pound still house to increase capacity inline with increasing demand from whisky drinkers.

Glenmorangie breaks ground on new still house.

In a move to increase capacity inline with the ever increasing demand from whisky drinkers around the world Glenmorangie today broke ground on a new still house which will be part of a multi-million-pound expansion by the Highland distillery.

The breaking ground ceremony earlier today, as you can see from the image above, was led by three of the best dressed builders in Scotland, only joking, it was led by Marc Hoellinger, CEO and President of The Glenmorangie Company, and Philippe Schaus, CEO of its parent company Moët Hennessy and also present was Mike Horner (right) of Blyth + Blyth engineering consultancy, which will oversee construction.

The expansion will see a new still house constructed at the heart of the distillery, on a site currently occupied by a disused store. The new still house will operate in tandem with the existing still house, showcasing two more of Glenmorangie’s signature 5m (16ft) high copper stills, one wash still and one spirit still – the tallest in Scotland. A separate building will provide additional mashing and fermentation facilities.

Demolition work has already begun on the site and the construction, which will be overseen by Scottish engineering consultancy Blyth+Blyth, is due to begin immediately, with completion scheduled for 2019.

Marc Hoellinger commented on the project, saying: "This is an incredibly exciting moment for Glenmorangie. It is particularly fitting that work on the new still house begins in the Distillery’s 175th anniversary year. These ambitious expansion plans will enable Glenmorangie to build on its success and satisfy the world’s increasing appetite for its fine Highland single malt whisky, putting it in a strong position for the next 175 years of exceptional whisky creation."

Philippe Schaus added: "I am delighted to be present at such a momentous juncture in Glenmorangie’s 175 years of distilling. We are confident that this sizeable investment will allow the Distillery’s growth to continue unabated, and more and more consumers to discover Glenmorangie, as the Company continues to capitalise on Moët Hennessy’s unrivalled global distribution network."

If any of you have plans to visit the Glenmorangie distillery over the next year don't worry it will be business as usual up in Tain as I have been told that during the construction project the distillery will run as normal and will remain open to visitors.

You will find the current Glenmorangie whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange andd Master of Malt

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