Chivas Brothers opens £25m distillery in Scotland
Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and gin business of Pernod Ricard, has opened a new £25m distillery on the banks of the River Spey, Scotland.
The new Dalmunach Distillery has the capacity to distill up to 10 million litres of spirit annually which will be used to produce Chivas Brothers' blended whisky brands including Chivas Regal, Ballantine's and Royal Salute.
The distillery features eight unique copper pot stills, with a tulip shape used for the wash stills and an onion shape used for the spirit stills.
Over the last three years, Chivas Brothers has expanded its malt whisky distillation by 17% as part of an annual capital expenditure commitment of £60m per year.
Chivas Brothers chairman and CEO Laurent Lacassagne said: "This investment continues and we have already begun work on significantly increasing capacity at The Glenlivet."
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, said: "Scotch Whisky is one of Scotland's iconic brands and is in huge demand all over the globe due to the exceptional quality the industry produces. It is hugely important to the Scottish economy and its protected EU status means it has an unmatched international reputation."
Besides the Dalmunach Distillery, Scotland currently has close to 114 distilleries.
Image: Chivas Brothers' Dalmunach Distillery. Photo: courtesy of Chivas Brothers / Richmond Towers Communications Limited .