Glenmorangie breaks ground on new still house
Two more stills to increase the production of the Highland distillery
As many other distilleries before Glenmorangie decided to increase production to meet the growing international demand for single malt whisky. With the existing equipment this won’t we possible because Glenmorangie is already running on full production so to build new production facilities was the obvious step. Already in March planning permission was granted and now an actual press release reports that the groundbreaking ceremony was hold in Tain.
Right in the heart of the distillery a new still house will be built which not only will host two pot stills but also mashing and fermenting equipment. It will work in tandem with the existing distillery. And of course, production parameters will be adjusted to those of the old still house to assure and keep the style of the Glenmorangie Single Malt. This means the new stills will be of the same tall size – the highest ones in Scotland.
Glenmorangie’s normal production will continue during the construction time and also the visitor center and visitor tours won’t be restricted according to the press release. Already next year, 2019, the extension building will be completed and the new still house is presumed to start production.
By the way: for the Highland Distillery 2018 is an important year for another reason as well. It’s Glenmorangie Distillery’s 175th anniversary. Thus Philippe Schaus, CEO of Moët Hennessy and Marc Höllinger, CEO of Glenmorangie Company, are particularly excited about turning the sod for the new still house with Mike Horner (Blyth+Blyth engineering consultancy) just this year (from left in the picture)
Photo: Moet Hennessy