Work has begun on the construction of a new visitor centre at Glencadam Distillery. The new visitor experience will include retail space, tastings rooms and a VIP suite as well as a cafe and corporate hospitality space.

Owners Angus Dundee received planning permission for the new centre in 2019 and it is hoped the development will be a big boost to the local economy by attracting tourists to the area.

The new buildings will combine tradition with modernity. Aesthetically, the new visitor centre’s stone facade will complement the existing buildings, while once inside the state-of-the-art exhibition space will tell the story of the brand’s rich history and heritage. Glencadam distillery dates back to 1825, so there’s no doubt that there will be plenty of tales to tell!

The work will also affect the main distillery’s architecture as the eye-catching pagoda chimneys will be converted into skylights and a ventilation system for the space.

Fans of the Glencadam need not worry however; production at the distillery will be completely unaffected during the construction of the visitor centre.

Construction of the visitor experience is the latest development in recent works undertaken at Glencadam. In 2021, a working water-wheel was reintroduced at the distillery that was modelled on the original used at the site in 1825.

Current plans are for the visitor centre to open in summer 2025, just in time for the distillery’s 200th anniversary celebrations. Those interested in keeping up to date with the construction can visit Glencadam’s website for more information.