IT HAS produced whisky for more than a century using spring water from Knock Hill.
Now the latest development at Knockdhu Distillery is an impressive £365,000 rebuild of a traditional warehouse.
And distillery manager Gordon Bruce is an extremely happy man.
“The heavy snowfalls of 2010 destroyed two of our whisky maturation warehouses,” he told the ‘Banffshire Journal’.
“They were made of granite and slate, and it amounted to £1 million worth of damage.
“The modern, fiscally effective way to do things would have been to erect a steel-framed building which would have held around 70,000 casks.
“However, I didn’t need all that space. This new, wee building will hold around 1,200 casks, and critically give me ideal maturation conditions as well as protect the aesthetics of my sight.”
The distillery team spoke to several contractors before entrusting the project to Banff-based A.J. Rennie, with Alisdair Ramsay carrying out the design work.
“I cannot speak highly enough of the workmanship involved and how they went about the job,” said Mr Bruce.
“I can’t help but smile every time I see the warehouse. You can tell from the standard of work that the guys really enjoyed working on this building."
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