Diageo is investing GBP1bn in Scotch production

Diageo is investing GBP1bn in Scotch production

Diageo has completed a GBP14m (US$22.6m) expansion of two malt whisky distilleries as part of its programme to meet global demand for Scotch.

Linkwood and Mannochmore, both near Elgin, have “significantly” increased production capacity, the Johnnie Walker owner said today (27 November). Both distilleries are now operational again, Diageo said.

The Linkwood expansion includes a building for six new washbacks and two copper stills, to boost capacity by 50%. Mannochmore received a stillhouse, eight washbacks, a mashtun and two copper stills, doubling the annual production capacity, Diageo said.

Mike Jappy, Diageo’s investment project director, said: “Linkwood and Mannochmore are important distilleries for Diageo, producing high-quality single malt whisky for our blended Scotch whisky portfolio.”

Diageo first announced plans for its GBP1bn investment programme in Scotch last June.


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