Pernod Ricard‘s Scotch whisky business, Chivas Brothers, is investing £88 million to expand its Aberlour and Miltonduff (Scotland) distilleries.
The expansions will grow the brand’s total production by 14 million litres of alcohol per year, which includes whisky brands such as Chivas, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet and Aberlour.
The Aberlour distillery will see its production capacity double to support accelerating global demand for Scotch, which has seen significant growth across Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Meanwhile, Miltonduff’s expansion will consist of a brand new sustainable distillery built next to the existing facility.
Jean-Etienne Gourgues, chairman and CEO of Chivas Brothers, said: “Scotch has demonstrated its resilience as a category over the past few challenging years and in the process has opened new avenues for growth”.
He continued: “This expansion will allow us to increase our volume to capitalise on the increased demand and interest in Scotch but also supports our drive to reduce emissions in line with our sustainability ambitions. We’re once again betting big on the future of Scotch so we can bring in new consumers to the category and continue to shape a sustainable future of whisky.”
Both sites are expected to be operating at full production capacity by mid-2025.
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