Aultmore Distillery in Moray has announced a £15m expansion plan as it marks 125 years since it first went into production in 1897. Founded by local businessman and philanthropist, Alexander Edward, Aultmore Distillery, it has been in the Bacardi family for almost 25 years.
The investment by Bacardi, will see the distillery double its production capacity by spring 2024, when the works are completed, with the addition of fermenters, pot-stills and infrastructure. The plan will also see a new heat-recovering system installed which will reduce the distillery’s energy usage and carbon footprint.
“Aultmore Distillery has a long history and association with quality spirit, and the success of our single malt is a testament to those past and present who have played their part in crafting it,” comments Ross Bremner, Distillery Manager, Aultmore Distillery.
“As we get started on our exciting expansion plans to increase production, it’s an honour for those of us here today to play an integral part in the future of this beautiful whisky.”
“We have an incredibly skilled and innovative team here in Scotland and we are so proud of the success of the whisky portfolio we produce,” comments Niall Mitchell, VP Supply Chain, Western Europe, Australia & New Zealand, Bacardi. “As more and more people around the world discover and fall in love with these drinks, we are investing in their growth for the long-term.”
To celebrate this special moment, a limited edition bottling of AULTMORE® single malt whisky – the ‘AULTMORE Anniversary Edition’ – will also go on sale exclusively at DEWAR’S Aberfeldy Distillery and online in the coming weeks.