Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whiskey and premium gin unit of France-based Pernod Ricard, has successfully completed the construction of its new Speyside malt whisky distillery in Dalmunach, Scotland.

The company will begin production at its new Speyside malt whisky distillery later this month

The Dalmunach distillery features eight copper pot stills, with a tulip shape used for the wash stills and an onion shape for the spirit stills.

Chivas Brothers noted that the distillery is capable of producing up to 10 million litres of quality Speyside style spirit annually to support the growing global demand for the bestselling blended whisky brands within Chivas Brothers’ portfolio, which includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s and Royal Salute.

Chivas Brothers chairman and CEO Laurent Lacassagne said: "As global demand for Scotch whisky increases year on year, our confidence in the long-term growth prospects for the category remains strong.

"The construction of the new Dalmunach distillery is a clear demonstration of our confidence and also of our commitment to invest to meet the significant growth potential."

The facility also has a new tun room which contains 16 new stainless steel washbacks, alongside a new 9.5m diameter mashtun that has been installed to draw spring water for production from the site’s original distilling water sources.

The new distillery is Chivas Brothers’ 14th operating malt whisky distillery.