Speyside distillery joins Scotch whisky boom as production commences
October 14 2014
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.
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