Glencadam unveils plans for new visitor centre

Glencadam unveils plans for new visitor centre

Work is underway to revamp the visitor experience at the Highland distillery as it approaches its 200th anniversary

News | 27 Mar 2024

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Scotland's Glencadam Distillery is developing a new visitor centre and VIP suite as it nears its 200th anniversary.


The distillery in Brechin, Angus, which was founded in 1825, will use the visitor centre as a space to celebrate its heritage with a dedicated exhibition on the history of the company and the surrounding area.


It will also include a retail space, tasting rooms, whisky lounge, café, and a function suite for private hire and corporate hospitality.


Project manager Gary Milligan said: “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 facade 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.”

An artist's render of the new Glencadam Distillery visitor centre

The architectural design of the visitor centre includes nods to the Glencadam distillery itself, such as reinterpreting its pagoda-style Doig ventilators as skylights.


This extensive refurbishment follows a project in 2021 to reinstall a working internal waterwheel, modelled on the original which was used to power the distillery in the 19th century.


The new visitor centre is expected to open to visitors in summer 2025, as Glencadam celebrates its 200th anniversary. The distillery said there will be no impact on the production of its Highland single malt whiskies during the construction period.


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