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Work officially begins on new Macallan distillery

Bill Robertson, Ian Curle and Graham Stirk at The Macallan distilleryEdrington has marked the official start of works on its iconic new distillery and visitor centre for The Macallan.

The Macallan is one of the core brands of Edrington, one of Scotland’s premier producers and distributors of global spirits brands.

Edrington Chief Executive, Ian Curle was joined on site at The Macallan estate in Speyside yesterday by Bill Robertson, Executive Chairman of Robertson and Graham Stirk, Partner of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, to mark the occasion.

Commenting on the news, Ian Curle said: “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. The collaboration between Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), Robertson and Forsyths brings together one of the world’s leading architects and the elite of Scottish craftsmen. Over the next three years we will bring The Macallan brand experience to life in a truly unique style.”

The new facility received planning permission in August this year and the project will deliver significant benefits to the national and local economy.

Designed by RSHP to complement the natural beauty of the area and The Macallan Estate, which overlooks the River Spey, the new home of The Macallan is scheduled to open to the public in spring 2017.