Despite Diageo’s announcement to postpone their plans to build a ne £50 million distillery in Alness the Edrington group has announced that construction has begun on £100,000 million distillery and visitor’s centre for The Macallan in Speyside, Scotland.

The distillery will have the capacity to produce 15 million litres of whisky a year has been designed to blend into the countryside with a “rolling roofscape” ! Graham Stirk the architect says the design is “essentially a series of grass covered undulating roof forms that are sympathetic to this area of great landscape value.”

The new distillery and visitor’s centre is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017.