The Macallan has been granted planning permission by The Moray Council for a new £100m distillery and visitor centre.
Works will now progress on the delivery of the new facility which is scheduled to open to the public in Spring 2017.
Graham Hutcheon, Group Operations Director, Edrington, said: “Only the external appearance of the distillery will change, the exceptional quality of The Macallan, which has been produced for many years using copper stills from Forsyths, will not be compromised and the same focus on attention to detail and personal care of the whisky’s production will be upheld. The new distillery will undoubtedly become one of the most talked about distilleries, not only in Speyside but globally, and we look forward to starting on site soon.”
Edrington said the new distillery will ensure the on-going quality control of the production of The Macallan. Over time the distillery will deliver additional capacity to meet the growing demand from existing and new international markets.
Work on site is due to commence in October this year.