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Whisky experts unveil plans for £10m Glasgow distillery

Published:  21 October, 2013

A team of whisky experts have unveiled plans to build a distillery in Glasgow city centre, on the banks of the River Clyde.

A planning application has been submitted and, if approved, the £10 million craft Scotch whisky distillery will be the first to be built in Glasgow city centre in 100 years.

The whisky experts, led by Tim Morrison, formerly of Morrison Bowmore Distillers and currently heading up the AD Rattray Scotch Whisky Company, plan to transform the Glasgow Pump House into a distillery and visitors' centre.

The aim is to educate visitors about whisky, while teaching them the history of its native Scotland and in turn playing a role in the regeneration of the Clydesdale area.

Morrison said: "We see this project as having huge potential - not only for Glasgow, but for the tourism industry, the Scotch whisky trade and the whole Scottish economy. Our vision for the new distillery and educational visitors' centre is that it becomes a part of Glasgow's busy tourist trail - we anticipate it will attract more than 50,000 visitors each year.

"We've had a great deal of support for this project so far - from local businesses, the public sector and those within the industry, and we have taken the next important step in helping to make this project a reality by submitting a full planning application to Glasgow City Council for consideration."