£10m whisky distillery for the Clyde

15 Oct 2013

A new £10 million whisky distillery and visitor centre is planned for the banks of the Clyde near the new Hydro Arena. The historic pump house is to be converted into the first distillery to open in the centre of the city for more than a century.

The plan is to convert the historic pump house at Queen's Dock to create a single malt whisky distillery with bar, cafe, tasting room and shop.

Scottish Enterprise has backed the scheme, which has been developed by a group of industry experts led by Tim Morrison, formerly of Morrison Bowmore Distillers and current boss of the AD Rattray Scottish Whisky Company.

He said the development, which aims to educate visitors about the history of Scotland's national drink and its production, will play a key role in regenerating the Clydeside area.

During construction the development will support 300 jobs and once complete, the distillery and visitor centre will employ up to 25 permanent staff.

If the scheme gets planning permission, work on the distillery building, visitor centre and cafe will begin straight away with the second phase, which will involve fitting the distillery equipment, finished by mid 2015.

Source: Evening Times - £10m bid to bring whisky distilling back to Glasgow