DIAGEO has announced plans for a £30 million expansion of its Clynelish distillery in Sutherland as part of an ongoing investment in its Scotch whisky assets.
The drinks giant has submitted plans to Highland Council for the expansion of the distillery, which currently produces single malt whisky as well as spirit for use in Diageo’s Johnnie Walker range.
Under the plans, a new mashtun, ten new washbacks and six new copper stills will be installed at the distillery.
The project is expected to double the production capacity at Clynelish to nine million litres of alcohol per annum.
Keith Miller, director of distillation and maturation at Diageo, said the Clynelish plans represent another “major milestone” in Diageo’s £1bn investment programme.