Angus Dundee Distillers expands into China with construction of new distillery
Angus Dundee Distillers, owner of Tomintoul and Glencadam malt distilleries, has embarked on a project to construct a malt whisky distillery and a visitor experience in Chun’an, China.
The initiative marks a significant expansion for the distillery, strengthening its foothold in the lucrative Chinese whisky market.
Construction work is now underway on the project, located in the picturesque setting of the Thousand Island Lake. This area is popular due to the exceptional natural beauty of its lakes and mountains.
Spanning a site of over 20 acres, the distillery’s design will seamlessly integrate with the surrounding natural landscape and embrace the aesthetics of the Jiangnan Huizhou local architectural style. The distillery will source fresh water from the Nongfu Spring to produce high quality malt whisky.
The natural environment will also play a pivotal role in the maturation process, with plans for the world’s largest cave whisky maturation cellar within a mountain close to the distillery. The stable temperature and humidity inside the cave will provide ideal conditions for storing and maturing whisky.
Brian Megson, director of Angus Dundee Distillers, said: “This investment is a major milestone for Angus Dundee Distillers and builds on our existing presence in China, a whisky market which we regard as one of the most important for the future.
“We are combining our notable Western heritage in producing the finest Scottish Single Malts with Eastern traditions in a location of exceptional natural beauty and resources.
“We want to create one of the leading distilleries in Asia, combining world-class whisky production with an outstanding visitor experience.”