Chivas plans new £40m Dumbarton plant

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, said it plans to invest £40 million in a new state-of-the-art facility at its Kilmalid site in Dumbarton over the next three years.

The plan will see the closure of Chivas Brothers’ Paisley site in three years’ time.

Chivas Brothers’ whisky portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet, Aberlour, Longmorn, Scapa, Strathisla and Tormore.

The portfolio also includes Beefeater and Plymouth gin brands.

Laurent Lacassagne, CEO at Chivas Brothers, said: “Our proposal is the next step towards achieving our leadership ambition and is a clear signal that we see a strong future ahead for both the industry and our business.

“This £40 million investment will enhance and improve our operations and support the development of our global and iconic brands.

“This is a project of significant size and scale for Chivas Brothers which is why which we are announcing our proposal three years in advance.

“We want to provide ample opportunity to manage the transition of our business effectively and for our employees to adjust and adapt to working from a new site.”