Scotland’s Aultmore Distillery, owned by the Bacardi group, recently announced a £15-million expansion plan, which would double its production capacity by the spring of 2024.
The announcement comes as the distillery celebrates 125 years since it first went into production back in 1897, when it was founded by local businessman and philanthropist Alexander Edward.
This new expansion will include the addition of fermenters, pot-stills and infrastructure, and will also see a new heat-recovery system which would reduce the distillery’s energy usage and carbon footprint.
“Aultmore Distillery has a long history and association with quality spirit, and the success of our single malt is a testament to those past and present who have played their part in crafting it,” said Ross Bremner, Aultmore’s distillery manager, in a prepared statement. “As we get started on our exciting expansion plans to increase production, it’s an honor for those of us here today to play an integral part in the future of this beautiful whisky.”
Aultmore’s Scotch whisky distillery has been part of Bacardi for nearly 25 years. A family-owned spirits company, Bacardi operates five distilleries across Scotland – Aultmore, Aberfeldy, Royal Brackla, Craigellachie, and Macduff and they make Dewar’s and William Lawson’s blended Scotch whiskies, alongside its five single malts.
“We have an incredibly skilled and innovative team here in Scotland and we are so proud of the success of the whisky portfolio we produce,” said Niall Mitchell, Bacardi’s supply chain VP for Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. “As more and more people around the world discover and fall in love with these drinks, we are investing in their growth for the long-term.”
To find out more information on the expansion and the products, check out www.aultmore.com and www.bacardilimited.com.