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Speyside distillery joins Scotch whisky boom as production commences

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October 14 2014

Speyside distillery joins Scotch whisky boom as production commences
Chivas Brothers have begun production at its new Archial Norr designed Speyside malt whisky distillery on the site of the former Imperial distillery, incorporating the latest heat recovery technology.

Dalmunach is part of a wave of new distilleries commissioned to meet rising global demand for Scotch whisky it will be capable of producing up to 10m litres of spirit per year.

Located on the River Spey the distillery design has been inspired by the shape of a leaf of barley and houses eight tulip and onion-shaped copper pot stills which break with tradition in their circular arrangement.

Red brick from the Imperial has been reclaimed to form a feature wall in the reception whilst wood from the original washbacks forms a new entrance ‘drum’ and as decoration for the gable walls of the tun room.

In a statement the Chivas Brothers noted: “The Dalmunach distillery will not be open to visitors but will be visible from the nearby Speyside Way walking trail. Great care has been taken to ensure the external façade of the distillery is in-keeping with its surrounding environment and the traditional architectural style of the region, thus providing an interesting and fitting new viewpoint for passers-by.”

Dalmunach was built by Robertson Construction with Blyth & Blyth serving as civil engineers.

2 Comments

whisky afficionado
#1 Posted by whisky afficionado on 15 Oct 2014 at 13:05 PM
Looks good. Are there more pictures? Good for a big Scottish export market, and rural jobs, too.
whisky afficionado
#2 Posted by whisky afficionado on 16 Apr 2015 at 06:29 AM
i see this delightful distillery is now up for a couple of awards. Well deserved for its celebration of its function. Drove past it in late January. A gem.

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