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Glendronach Invests More Than $30 Million Into Its Distillery

Brown-Forman recently announced a $30.5-million-dollar investment in The GlenDronach Distillery to ramp up its production facilities in Aberdeenshire.

A statement from the distiller notes that global demand is sky high for single malt whiskies and this investment will support long-term future growth for The GlenDronach.

This is the second phase of investment by Brown-Forman in the historic distillery, first being the renovation of The GlenDronach Visitor Center in 2020. At that time, they created an enhanced visitor experience with a new tasting room, whisky bar, lounge and retail space.

The Glendronach
The Glendronach distillery (image via Brown-Forman)

Proposed plans at The GlenDronach continue to build on centuries of whisky-making at the distillery, dating back 200 years to its founding by James Allardice in 1826.

The redevelopment will focus on the grounds of the former Boynsmill Estate, including the restoration of the former maltings building as a working production area. All existing buildings as well as the courtyard will remain.

Laura Tolmie, GlenDronach distillery manager, said, “As a small, traditional Scottish distillery, we’re very proud to be custodians of such a revered single malt. I’m delighted that this significant investment in the long-term future of the distillery is secured, preserving our rich heritage while ensuring we can meet the increasing demand for The GlenDronach at home and around the world.”

The GlenDronach Distillery was established in 1826, and is one of Scotland’s oldest licensed distilleries. They are known for exceptional sherry cask finishes to their single malts. The Highland spirit is matured in Spanish oak casks which once housed fruity Pedro Ximénez or dry, nutty Oloroso sherry.

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