Diageo announces new Scotch distillery, expanded production at other distilleries
We knew this was coming. Here’s the summary, straight from Diageo:
- Diageo has today announced Teaninich near Alness in the Highlands as the location for its plans to build a new malt whisky distillery. It will have the capacity to produce around 13 million litres of spirit per annum (mla) from 16 copper stills.
- The company also announced a major new phase of expansion to its Scotch whisky production in the Speyside area. This includes an investment of £12 million to expand the existing Teaninich distillery to almost double its capacity.
- The single malt whisky produced at the new distillery and at the expanded Teaninich distillery will be used in a range of Diageo’s world-leading blended Scotch whisky brands.
- Diageo also announced plans to invest around £30 million in new production facilities in Speyside, including a project to substantially increase the capacity of the Mortlach distillery at Dufftown. This will involve the building of a new stillhouse, which will replicate the unusual partial-triple distillation process which makes Mortlach unique.
- Full details at: http://wp.me/p1etfV-6Y
- All of this activity is a key milestone of the £1bn($1.5bn) five-year investment plan which was launched last year.
The whisky boom continues.