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William Grant & Sons has invested GBP13m (US$17m) in its Hendrick's Gin production facility as it looks to increase capacity and keep up with demand.

The expanded Hendricks distillery includes two botanical hot houses

The expanded Hendrick's distillery includes two botanical hot houses

The company said today that the Hendrick's 'Gin Palace' includes two new still houses, botanical hot houses and education facilities, as well as a bar. The distillery, which was officially unveiled this week, is located in Girvan in Scotland.

The facility now has six stills, William Grant said; four Bennett stills - including the original antique copper pot still from 1860 and three replicas - as well as two Carter Heads - one that was originally constructed in 1948 and one reproduction. The new stills have been active for one year. 

"I've been distilling Hendrick's for almost 20 years and during that time, my team and I have had the opportunity to explore and experiment on a small scale," said master distiller Lesley Gracie. "I'm thrilled and excited to take full advantage of our wonderful new distillery and begin working on a line of experimental liquids, some of which will hopefully blossom into future releases and potential new expressions of Hendrick's."

The Hendrick's brand was launched by William Grant in 1999.

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Sectors: Spirits

Companies: William Grant & Sons

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