Islay Boys get go-ahead for new Laggan Bay distillery

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The Islay Boys have announced planning permission for a distillery and brewery building at Glenegedale in Laggan Bay on Islay.
The application, approved by Argyll and Bute Council, allows the firm to advance with plans to build a distillery building to house a traditional, double-distillation Islay whisky. Baptised Laggan Bay Distillery, it will become the 12th whisky distillery on Islay.
In addition, the firm will bolster their brewing credentials with a new building to house a brewkit for their Islay Ales.
The distillery and brewery site covers some 2 hectares, just opposite Islay’s airport in the centre of Islay, and is situated less than a mile from Islay’s longest beach, the Big Strand in Laggan Bay, from which the distillery takes its name.
As part of the project, The Islay Boys have announced a partnership with family-owned Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd to help bring the new distillery to fruition.
The Islay Boys have a long standing with Leonard Russell, chairman of Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd, who commented, I have known and worked with the Islay Boys for a long time, and I’m delighted to be able to bring our long experience in creating quality Scotch Single Malts to the Laggan Bay Distillery project.”

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