What is a modern distillery? The brief for this project called for more than the creation of a whisky production facility. This distillery had to be an experiential destination and a true reflection of the modern face of the Scotch Whisky Industry.
Our proposals responded to the wider context of the Cairngorms and the local community, capitalising on the opportunities presented by a unique Speyside setting. The mass of the building is broken down into smaller elements which sit comfortably within this protected setting. The built forms are then connected and unified through a series of stone walls that stretch out into the wider landscape.
The proposal, a gateway to Speyside, imagines a unique distillery set in a stunning landscape; a distillery where key process events are revealed against different backdrops to create drama and theatre throughout the tour experience.