Edrington, a spirits manufacturer, has begun development of the new £100m distillery and visitor center in Moray, Scotland, the UK, for its brand The Macallan.

The firm has received requisite planning approvals for the construction of the distillery in August this year.
Edrington has given the contract for construction to Robertson while the distillation equipment supply deal has been awarded to Forsyths of Rothes.

The distillery is being designed by architects Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners.

It is scheduled to open in 2017 and may be further expanded in future based on the growing demand of The Macallan.

Edrington CEO Ian Curle said: "Today represents an exciting new chapter for Edrington and a major step in The Macallan’s long term commitment to be the leading premium spirit in the world.

"Over the next three years we will bring The Macallan brand experience to life in a truly unique style."

Earlier, Robertson said in a statement: "In addition to creating a site of major architectural significance, the new distillery will ensure the on-going quality control of the production of The Macallan.

"With its rolling roofscape, the distillery has been designed to complement the natural beauty of the area and The Macallan Estate, which overlooks the River Spey."