Distillery growth gets green light

Production set to step up in Speyside following expansion

A Major expansion plan for the Glenfiddich Distillery which will allow the whisky producer to increase its production capacity has been given the green light by Moray Council.

Glenfiddich distillery
The William Grant & Sons-owned distillery has received approval for a proposed expansion which will include the demolition of an existing warehouse, erection of a new still house including new distilling facilities, new tun rooms, external tanks and an upgrade of the existing access route to the distillery as well as landscaping.
A spokesman for Glenfiddich said the plans for the site were “designed to sympathetically evolve the distillery capacity whilst maintaining the current look and feel of the iconic site as it supports the long term growth of the brand”.
The Glenfiddich expansion is said to be driven by a need to meet global demand for the whisky.
Enda O’Sullivan, global brand director of Glenfiddich, said “as a family business it is in our DNA to protect the future and think in the long term”.
“This means managing our stock profile carefully and leading the category through innovation and creativity,” said O’Sullivan.
“The expansion plans enable us to help meet these objectives.
“We are delighted that the plans have been approved and that we can continue to meet the needs of our discerning drinkers all over the world long, long into the future.”