The company will work with the world-renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to build the new distillery and visitor centre.
Edrington plans to invest over £100 million in The Macallan estate to sustain the craftsmanship, attention to detail, and innovation that have become the hallmarks of the brand.
The Macallan is recognised around the world as the ultimate marque of excellence and innovation , and the new facility will embody these characteristics in a design that complements the natural beauty of the area and The Macallan Estate.
Ian Curle, chief executive of Edrington said: “This is a confident investment in the future of The Macallan and its home on Speyside. Our plan for the estate includes a contemporary distillery that embodies the international style of The Macallan and builds on the brand’s tradition of quality and craftsmanship. As this long-term investment develops it will bring significant employment and economic benefit to the local community.”
Subject to receiving planning consent, work on the project will begin in autumn 2014 and is due to be completed in spring 2017.