Chivas Brothers has unveiled plans for it’s own ‘Grand Design’ by announcing plans to build a new malt whisky distillery on the banks of the River Spey near Carron in Speyside.
The new distillery will occupy the site of the silent Imperial Distillery which was mothballed in 1998 and was bought by Chivas Brothers in 2005.
The goal for the new plant is to supply Speyside malt whisky for Chivas Brothers blended whiskies.
Kevin Mc.Cloud would be pleased to hear that they intend to use the latest innovation and environmental expertise, such as heat recovery technology, to provide a modern, eco working environment.
If it all goes ahead, you’ll be able to get a good look at the new distillery from the nearby Speyside Way walking trail, so the aim is to make the distillery blend in with the surrounding countryside.
For now, all we have at the moment is some very nice computer graphics which, I think, look very nice.
Hopefully, Kevin would agree.
This news follows in the wake of earlier news when Chivas said they will grow its malt whisky distillation capacity by 25% by April 2013 with the additional re-opening of Glen Keith distillery and expansions at four existing Speyside distilleries.
It also increased the capacity of The Glenlivet Distillery by 75% in 2010 in light of increasing sales of the global No 2 single malt.