Brown-Forman to invest £30m in the Glendronach Distillery

The focus is on preserving the historic buildings, doubling the capacity and energy efficiency


Glendronach Single Malt Whisky is enjoying growing popularity all around the world. Demand for the sherry cask matured whisky has tripled since 2016, Brown-Forman reports in a press release announcing an investment of more than £30m in the Glendronach Distillery.

According to Brown-Forman, the announced work on the Highland Distillery site will among other things focus on the preservation and expansion of the historic buildings and the well-known courtyard. The former malthouse buildings are being restored and made usable as production buildings. In three years of work, Glendronach's production capacity is to be doubled and the energy efficiency of the distillery improved.

Distillery Manager Laura Tolmie said: ”As a small, traditional Scottish distillery, we’re very proud to be custodians of such a revered Single Malt at The GlenDronach. I’m delighted that this significant investment in the long-term future of the distillery is secured, preserving our rich heritage whilst ensuring we can meet the increasing demand for The GlenDronach at home and around the world.”

This development project represents the second investment phase for Glendronach after the distillery's visitor center was extensively renovated and expanded in 2020 (we reported).

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