£15m Ardross Distillery breaks ground
November 16 2017distillery at Ardross, transforming a disused 19th century farmhouse and associated steadings in the process.
A sensitive approach to the site from Norr Architects will see stone and slate from ruined structures salvaged for re-use in new walls and roofs while more extensive work to the main steading will see the entire rear wall brought down and rebuilt to provide the requisite floor space for a two-storey still house, tun room, mash house and milling area.
Inventive re-use extends to an old dairy building which will be repurposed as a laboratory and a three-storey house which will be converted to a cask storage area and marketing suite. Large courtyards will also be formed, framed by new offices and staff accommodation to each side of the main steading
Morrison Construction managing director Donald Mclachlan, commented: “We are proud to be working on this development, which reuses existing materials onsite, preserving the character of historic buildings.”
The distillery could begin production of whisky and gin by late 2018.
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