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Douglas Laing pursues £10.7m Pacific Quay whisky HQ

July 28 2017

Douglas Laing pursues £10.7m Pacific Quay whisky HQ
Scotch whisky producer Douglas Laing is to pursue its vision for a £10.7m distillery and head office at Glasgow’s Pacific Quay following the receipt of £855k in grant funding.

The waterfront plot will include a whisky laboratory, visitor centre, bar and bistro that will help the distiller up capacity to meet the demands of a burgeoning export market by drawing production in-house.

Incorporating dedicated bottling and warehousing facilities the building is yet to be put forward in a formal planning application but discussions with planners is said to be ‘advanced’.

Director of whisky Cara Laing commented: “We have long held this ambition for the company to operate its own distillery and bottling operation. We are proud of our Glasgow Heritage and the company, founded and based in the city, are delighted to announce this project on the banks of the Clyde; in the heart of Glasgow.

“It will bring whisky distilling back to the south side of the city and will create welcome jobs, generate significant additional high-value exports and hopefully become an additional tourist attraction to the city.”

The distillery HQ forms part of Drum Property Group's plans for 30,000sq/m of business space, 60 homes and amenity space spanning 3 hectares of land.


#1 Posted by Billy on 30 Jul 2017 at 18:34 PM
Another box in prime location. Looks horrible. Just when you think we have sunk as low as we can go ....The jobs are welcome but if you are trying to atttract tourists make it look interesting and welcoming. Putting Pacific in large letters on a giant shoe box is not the answer. Across the water,using the old pump house has got it right. Know which one I would prefer to visit.
#2 Posted by George on 1 Aug 2017 at 06:32 AM
Hopefully this is just a very early visual and the actual development is of a higher standard. I think it looks an excellent project for this location and personally can't wait! Glasgow desperately needs a good inner city tourist Whisky experience to match Edinburgh so hopefully enough thought and resource has gone into the tourist part of this project.

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