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Diageo commissions new Scottish Distillery

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks company Diageo has commissioned a new distillery building project in Scotland for 11.5 million.

Inverness-based construction firm Rok Tulloch has been awarded the contract and the new building - to be constructed at Roseisle, Moray - will be one of the first new distilleries in Scotland in the last 30 years.

Thom Macleod, Rok Tulloch Regional Construction Director, said it was the largest contract the firm had received from Diageo.

The company has previously refurbished the Diageo-owned distillery at Cameron Bridge in Fife.

"We are very pleased to undertake the Roseisle project and the aim is for completion by December 2008. This would allow production to begin at the distillery from January 2009," Macleod added.

Diageo trades in over 180 markets across the world with brands including Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Baileys and Bushmills Irish Whiskey - operating profit was 2.1 billion last year.