28 November 2013
Edrington plans to invest over £100 million in The Macallan estate in Speyside to sustain the craftsmanship, attention to detail, and innovation that have become the hallmarks of the brand.
The Macallan is recognised around the world as the ultimate marque of excellence and innovation, and the new facility will embody these characteristics in a design that complements the natural beauty of the area and The Macallan Estate. Over time the distillery is expected to deliver additional capacity to meet the growing demand from existing and new international markets.
Graham Stirk, senior partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners said: “We are delighted to be working with The Macallan to realise their vision for the new distillery. This is a rare and fascinating project set within a great parkland estate. Our aim will be to reveal both the mystery of the place and the process, within this dramatic setting.”
Ken Grier, Edrington’s director of malts said: “As a leading luxury single malt, it was imperative that we selected an architect that understood and respected the importance of the history of The Macallan but had the experience and skills to create a building that is inspirational in its interpretation of contemporary luxury. In selecting RSHP, we have chosen a partner that shares our values and pushes the boundaries of style and quality.”
Subject to receiving planning consent, construction of the project will begin in autumn 2014 and is due to be completed in spring 2017.