GLENCADAM Distillery has confirmed work is underway to develop a new visitor centre and VIP suite at its site in Brechin.

Dating back to 1825, it is one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries and the new visitor centre will pay tribute to its rich heritage with a dedicated exhibition space showcasing the history of the distillery and its surroundings.

It will also house a retail space and tasting rooms, as well as a whisky lounge, cafe and function suite for corporate hospitality and private hire.

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Project manager Gary Milligan commented: “Much work has gone into developing plans to craft an immersive visitor experience suited to both our historic distillery and the vibrant community which surrounds it.

“Blending tradition with modernity, a stone façade will wrap around the two-floor visitor centre, complementing the existing distillery buildings while adding a contemporary feel, with enhanced amenities to elevate the overall visitor experience.”

The team at the distillery produced whisky through a process that’s remain unchanged for around 200 years.

It is expected that the new centre will open its doors to visitors and locals like in summer 2025.

Milligan added: “As we approach our 200th anniversary in 2025, it is a truly exciting time for all involved at Glencadam.”