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The Cairn Distillery officially opens

UK and Europe 13 October 2022

Works on The Cairn, the first new-build distillery in the Cairngorms National Park, has completed and the project has been handed over to owners, Gordon & MacPhail. Whisky will be distilled on site, which also includes a visitor centre, bistro and bar area.

Cundall has been involved in the project from the very early stages and has provided civil, structural, geotechnical and building services engineering, as well as transportation and sustainability consulting.

Managing Director at Gordon & MacPhail, Ewen Mackintosh, explained: “After many years of preparation, planning and construction we look forward to finally opening the doors to members of the public, and in particular the local community, who have been so supportive since the project was first announced.

“Having secured such a beautiful and awe-inspiring location overlooking the River Spey towards the Cairngorms, we wanted to create a building which complements the majesty of the environment. We are delighted with the result, and we look forward to sharing it with visitors from all over the world.”

Neil Dely, Partner commented: “Cundall has delivered appropriate and considered engineering solutions by working closely with Gordon & MacPhail. The result is an exemplar distillery and visitor experience in a stunning location. This has been a memorable project for the whole team to be involved with”

The distillery opened on 18 October 2022. For more information click here.