£40m whisky warehousing facilities plan for Throsk unveiled

£40m whisky warehousing facilities plan for Throsk unveiled

Ian Macleod Distillers (IMD) is giving the public the chance to view its proposals for a whisky maturation warehouse scheme at Bandeath Industrial Estate in Throsk, located outside Fallin.

The proposals for the 8.2-hectare site (20.2 acres) include whisky warehousing, an associated blend centre, tank farm, offices, complimentary landscaping, access, parking, drainage, and facilitating works.

IMD has identified the site as a suitable location to deliver a maturation warehouse scheme, providing additional capacity for its operations across Scotland.  Warehouse buildings will store casks, allowing the whisky to slowly mature for several years prior to it being sold in bulk or as cased goods.

£40m whisky warehousing facilities plan for Throsk unveiled

The warehouses will hold casks from all of Ian Macleod’s distilleries, which are Rosebank in Falkirk, Glengoyne distillery in Stirlingshire, and Tamdhu distillery at Knockando on Speyside. The matured whisky will be transferred by road tanker to IMD’s bottling facility in Broxburn. Once packaged, they will largely be exported.

The cost of the project will be in excess of £40 million, with 20 direct jobs created and many others arising indirectly.

The site at Bandeath Industrial Estate is zoned for employment uses in the Stirling Local Development Plan.

An in-person consultation event will be held on Thursday, 1st December 2022, between 3 pm and 7.30pm at Throsk Community Centre, Kersie Road, Throsk FK7 7NA. Exhibition display boards will be available to view. Members of the technical team will be on hand to answer any questions the community may have and gather feedback.

£40m whisky warehousing facilities plan for Throsk unveiled

Following this consultation event, feedback will be open until 5th January 2023. For those unable to attend, the exhibition boards can be viewed on the dedicated project website. Feedback will be used to inform the ongoing design of the proposals, which will form the basis of the detailed planning application to be submitted in early 2023.

A spokesperson for IMD said: “We are delighted to be progressing this scheme at Bandeath Industrial Estate and presenting our designs to the community. In addition to expanding our business operations, we believe this will deliver significant benefits for the local area, notably creating new jobs and delivering around £40 million of investment.  

“We are working closely with local stakeholders to ensure all views are heard, and we are looking forward to welcoming members of the community to the consultation event.

“Everyone in our team encourages residents and businesses to attend the consultation event to hear about our proposals and leave feedback with their views.”

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