4 December 2014
The official start of works on a new whisky distillery and visitor centre for The Macallan in Speyside has been marked by Graham Stirk, Partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), who was joined on site by Edrington Chief Executive Ian Curle and Bill Robertson, Executive Chairman of main contractor Robertson.
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.
Graham Stirk, lead architect on the project, said: “Our design for the distillery and visitor centre celebrates the whisky-making process as well as the environment that has inspired it. The design is essentially a series of a grass-covered undulating roof forms that are sympathetic to this Area of Great Landscape Value. Together we are creating a bespoke building for The Macallan that will further enhance the visitor experience whilst ensuring the on-going quality of this unique Single Malt.”
The Macallan is one of the core brands of Edrington, Scotland’s premier producer and distributor of global spirits brands. Ian Curle said: “Today represents an exciting new chapter for Edrington and a major step in The Macallan’s long