UK: Diageo to double Glen Ord distillery capacity
Diageo hopes to double capacity at its Glen Ord distillery
Diageo has announced plans to double capacity at one of its Scotch whisky distilleries as part of an overall programme of investment in its Scottish facilities.
The company, which unveiled a US$1.5bn cash injection in its Scotch operations in June, said earlier today that it is set to submit a planning application to up production at the Glen Ord distillery, near Muir of Ord. The application will be delivered later this week to Highland Council.
A further ten washbacks and six copper stills will result in a doubling of production capabilities at the distillery, Diageo said, with annual production rising to 10m litres of alcohol per annum from the current 5m litres.
“Over the next few months, we will be bringing forward a number of planning applications to increase capacity at our existing distilleries,” said Brian Higgs, Diageo’s director of malt distilling. “The Glen Ord expansion is an important part of that programme.”
The company's US$1.5bn investment – spread over the next five years – is also set to include the construction of a “major” new distillery. Two years ago, it started production at its GBP40m (US$63.4m) distillery in Roseisle near Elgin.
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