Edringtons new distillery for The Macallan should be operational towards the end of 2017

Edrington's new distillery for The Macallan should be operational towards the end of 2017

Edrington has broken ground on the new distillery for its The Macallan Scotch whisky brand.

The company, which announced its plans to spend GBP100m (US$163m) on the facility a year ago, marked the official beginning of construction yesterday. Work is expected to take around three years, although no production capacity details were disclosed.

The current site has an annual capacity of 10m litres.

“Today represents an exciting new chapter for Edrington and a major step in The Macallan’s long-term commitment to be the leading premium spirit in the world,” said Edrington CEO Ian Curle. “Over the next three years, we will bring The Macallan brand experience to life in a truly unique style.”

To read an exclusive just-drinks interview with Curle from earlier this year, click here.