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Isle of Barra Distillers has confirmed they now have full planning permission to push ahead with their £12 million development project.

The distillery is now poised to work on a purpose-built whisky and gin distillery and visitor centre. It is anticipated the development will create at least 40 new jobs.

When completed, it is projected that the distillery will produce 200,000 litres of pure alcohol per year, enough to fill an estimated 1600 200-litre casks and potentially double that output with a larger workforce.

The new distillery will house a single malt installation and re-home the existing 300-litre gin still.

Along with expanded production facilities capable of producing over 300,000 bottles of single malt, the facility will include a visitor centre with a retail area, an information centre, and a cafe/bar area.

He commented: “To put together such a project has been challenging, and there are so many people to thank…There are simply too many to mention, but we are grateful to everyone who has helped.”

Isle of Barra Distillers Ltd. was established in 2016 by husband and wife team Michael and Katie Morrison.

You can view a video about the project on Vimeo.