Scottish Distillery Expansion Takes Team Underground
Macallan Distillery is no stranger to expansion: The whiskey producer started as a wooden shed in 1824 and has regularly moved into larger spaces and built additions to keep pace with demand. For the most recent expansion project, completed in May after 3.5 years and with a budget of £140 million, the distillery leaders knew that replacing the small stills for larger models might compromise the whiskey's taste. So the only option was the build a distillery with a larger footprint. Yet the chosen project site was in an area designated for its landscape value, meaning the project plan shouldn't disrupt the surrounding views.