Die geplante Wolfcraig Distillery mit ihrem zukünftigen Master Distiller Ian MacMillan und dem Master Blender Richard Paterson hat sich laut einer aktuellen Presseaussendung umentschieden, was die Lage der geplanten Destillerie betrifft. In einem Deal mit der Ambassador Group hat man eine Liegenschaft am Craigforth Campus in Stirling gekauft, um dort die Brennerei zu errichten. Der Vorteil des neuen Geländes laut der Wolfcraig Distillery: Die bessere Lage näher an Stirling und die vorhandene Infrastruktur sowie die im Rahmen der Entwicklung des Geländes durch die Ambassador Group geplanten umliegenden Unternehmen, die sich gegenseitig befruchten sollen.
Ein Baubeginn ist in der Pressemitteilung nicht genannt – wohl aber werden die Gesamtkosten des Projekts mit 15 Millionen Pfund bestätigt:
WOLFCRAIG WHISKY DISTILLERY ANNOUCES NEW STIRLING LOCATION
Wolfcraig Distillery have signed an exciting new land deal with Ambassador Group.
The deal will result in the £15 million development of a new Scotch Whisky distillery and visitor centre being located at the Craigforth Campus in Stirling.
John Moore, Director at Wolfcraig Distillery, said:
“Our new home has better links to public transport and is much closer to the heart of Stirling, making it easier for visitors and tourists to access the distillery. We are keen to be an integral part of Stirling’s hospitality and leisure sector and so moving to this site makes a lot of commercial sense.
“The masterplan for the Craigforth Campus is extremely exciting and will complement our ambitious plans for Wolfcraig. We are looking forward to being located alongside other dynamic businesses and amenities as this development progresses.”
Craigforth Campus on the outskirts of Stirling lies on the former Prudential headquarters and is being developed by Ambassador Group. It plans to create a sustainable mixed-use destination for regional employment, leisure and residential purposes. A new purpose-built office building on the north of the site is planned, as well as hotels, retail units, leisure, and hospitality offerings alongside a residential development.
Chris Richardson, managing director of Ambassador Investments, said:
“We are very excited that Wolfcraig see their future as part of our Craigforth development and it’s great news for our overall masterplan. We have been extremely impressed by the vision of the Wolfcraig management team and look forward to being a part of their journey.”
Wolfcraig Distillery will tap into Stirling’s rich heritage by creating a new whisky experience which will incorporate a distillery, an interactive, education-focused family visitor attraction, private tasting room and 180-cover bistro restaurant and bar.
The distillery will have the capacity to produce up to 1.5 million litres of spirit per year and will focus on producing premium Wolfcraig Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in addition to a range of other associated spirits.
The building, designed by Opfer Logan Architects, will harness the latest technologies to ensure that sustainability is at its core.
The development aims to further establish the city as a major food and drink tourist destination and will complement existing local attractions like Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre and Blair Drummond Safari Park.
Wolfcraig is founded by trio Michael Lunn, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Whyte and Mackay Group and co-directors John Moore and Jamie Lunn.
Working alongside the management team will be a team of industry experts including celebrated Master Blender Richard Paterson, renowned Master Distiller Ian Macmillan, Dr Alan Rutherford OBE, former Production Director at Diageo and Iain Lochhead, former Bacardi UK Operations Director.
Advisors to the project include:
Opfer Logan Architects – Architects
Forsyths – Distillation Designers and Engineers
BTO – Legal Advisers
Murgitroyd – Intellectual Property Advisers
Armour Construction Consultants – Quantity Surveyors
Ambassador Group is a Privately owned Scottish development and investment firm, which has a substantial UK wide property portfolio spanning office, retail, leisure, industrial, residential and mixed-use projects. Ambassador Group carry out many high profile projects and pride themselves in delivering unique solutions appropriate to each individual project.