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Glenmorangie breaks ground on still house in 175th year

Glenmorangie today broke ground on a new still house, part of a multi-million-pound expansion designed to position the single malt whisky for a strong, successful future.

This significant investment in the Highland Distillery, which this year celebrates its 175th anniversary, will enable Glenmorangie to meet soaring global demand for its award-winning whisky.

The ceremony was led by Marc Hoellinger, CEO and President of The Glenmorangie Company, and Philippe Schaus, CEO of its parent company Moët Hennessy.

Established in 1843, Glenmorangie is renowned as an industry leader, marrying skill and creativity to craft exceptional whisky. Bolstered by investment, the single malt has enjoyed sustained growth in recent years.

The new still house will allow Glenmorangie to increase its capacity in line with ever-greater demand from discerning drinkers around the world.

Located in the heart of the Distillery, the new building will operate in tandem with the existing still house, showcasing two more of Glenmorangie’s signature copper stills – the tallest in Scotland. A separate building will provide additional mashing and fermentation facilities.

Demolition work has already begun on the site, and construction is scheduled for completion in 2019.

Hoellinger said, “This is an incredibly exciting moment for Glenmorangie. It is particularly fitting that work on the new still house begins in the Distillery’s 175th anniversary year.

'These ambitious expansion plans will enable Glenmorangie to build on its success and satisfy the world’s increasing appetite for its fine Highland single malt whisky, putting it in a strong position for the next 175 years of exceptional whisky creation.”

Schaus said, “I am delighted to be present at such a momentous juncture in Glenmorangie’s 175 years of distilling.

'We are confident that this sizeable investment will allow the Distillery’s growth to continue unabated, and more and more consumers to discover Glenmorangie, as the Company continues to capitalise on Moët Hennessy’s unrivalled global distribution network.”