Glengoyne Distillery. Killearn

Keen to reduce costs escalating with transporting whisky casks to warehouses elsewhere in Scotland only to bring them back for bottling, Ian Macleod Distillers employed Algo to build a bonded warehouse on site at Glengoyne Distillery near Killearn.

A 4500 square metre warehouse in Vanyke brown, as dictated by the planning authority. The works included new car parking for the visitor centre and a living, water, reed bed system for filtration of the distillery bi-products.

The warehouse was reasonably straightforward but the challenges arose in developing the reed bed on such a small-scale site. Four terraced, gravel bottom, reed beds were established over an area of more than 2000 square metres, which take all the run-off from the distillery process and gradually filter out pollution and bacteria over a four-month period before draining into local waterways.

“Algo delivered what they promised at a very competitive cost and with a reassuring attitude towards Health and Safety during the project, we now have four new bonded warehouses giving us space for nearly 40,000 additional barrels.”

Robbie Hughes