Highlands & Islands

New stills for Diageo's Glen Ord distillery

Work has begun on installing six new whisky stills at the Glen Ord distillery in Ross-shire as part of a £25m expansion project.

The stills, manufactured by a specialist company in Alloa, will double the output at the site in Muir of Ord.

Almost all the spirit made at the Diageo-owned distillery is exported.

The company is also planning a £30m expansion at its Clynelish distillery in Brora in Sutherland.

Glen Ord was founded as a legal whisky distillery in 1838.

The expansion will allow the plant to produce a total of 10 million litres of spirit a year.

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