Beam Suntory submit £150m planning application for Ayrshire maturation site


Bowmore owner Beam Suntory has submitted a planning application to build a £150 million ‘state-of-the-art’ whisky maturation facility in East Ayrshire at South Drumboy saying that it would bring whisky back to the region for the first time in a decade.

Craig Martin, general manager of manufacturing operations – UK and Ireland, Beam Suntory, said, “Submitting our planning application to East Ayrshire Council represents an important milestone in our vision to enhance the East Ayrshire economy with a sustainable and modern maturation facility.

“We have spent significant time over the last three months engaging with the local community, using their feedback to refine proposals and arrive at a well-considered masterplan that importantly will bring whisky back to the region for the first time in 10 years.

“We are hopeful that East Ayrshire Council share our vision and we can proceed with bringing proposals to life.”

Beam Suntory employs around 400 people in Scotland, said the proposed project would create approximately 45 jobs.

Energy Conscious Design Architects has been hired to look after the design of the development.


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