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By James Ridler

March 29, 2021
– Last updated on
March 29, 2021 at 11:38 GMT

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The plant and equipment is expected to cost £ 2.2 million and the construction of the distillery itself is expected to cost £ 2.5 million.

The works are scheduled to be completed by spring 2023. Expected sales at the new location are expected to reach at least £ 29.8 million within the first ten years of opening.

The new distillery will house a 1 ton single malt facility and Barra’s existing 300 liter gin , who is still « Ada », with all the necessary plans for bottling and customs warehousing.

The new production facilities are expected to produce more than 300,000 bottles of single malt whiskey and 100,000 liters of pure alcohol per year. Production could double as more employees join.

A new visitor center with a retail area, information center and café-& bar is also added.

Alan Winchester – master distiller at Glenlivet Distillery – is added join the team and serve the industry for 43 years.

Winchester has worked for some of the most famous whiskey distilleries in the world and has served as distillation manager for the Chivas Brothers Scotch whiskey business for 27 years.

The Isle of Barra Distillers was founded in early 2017 by founders Kate and Michael Morrison and currently operates on the Castlebay Business Estate where Barra Atlantic Gin is made. The company’s sales were over £ 838,000 through January 2021.

In other distillery news, whiskey and spirits producers from Orkney to Cornwall are on a cash boost of nearly £ 9 million announced by the government on March 20th .Budge GBP to support plans to create low-carbon green distilleries.

Meanwhile, Traditional Norfolk Poultry (TNP) has invested £ 5million in expanding its chicken and Christmas turkey processing capacity to meet the growing demand as part of a five-year plan To meet consumer demands.

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