I heard a while ago that Diageo were planning a lot of work for the Clynelish distillery in Brora, including an expanded and improved visitor experience.
Well, they’ve just announced on Twitter that their plans have received permission from the Highland Council.
We’ve reached a key milestone in the journey to transform Clynelish Distillery today as @HighlandCouncil has formally granted planning permission for the development. Work to expand the visitor experience is expected to begin in the coming weeks @12distilleries pic.twitter.com/xyRw3gqztJ
— Diageo GB (@DiageoGB) June 17, 2019
There has been much expansion at distilleries across Scotland over the last few years. Clynelish is quite far north, but I’ve made it there three times (in 2012, 2016 and 2017); the last time the Clynelish distillery itself was closed for some work, but we were able to see part of the old decommissioned Brora distillery.
I’ll not be at Clynelish this year and I’m planning to do Islay next year, so Diageo have almost three years before I plan to be there. Hopefully they will have completed the work before my next visit.