The Macallan has been granted planning permission by the Moray Council for a new £100m iconic distillery and visitor centre in Craigellachie, Scotland, due to open in the Spring 2017.
Graham Hutcheon, group operations director of Edrington, owners of the Macallan, said: "We are delighted with the decision taken by the planning committee. This will enable us to forge ahead with our work on-site.
"Following a competitive tender process we have selected Robertson as our preferred contractor to deliver our new distillery and visitor centre. We have assembled a first-class team, including internationally renowned architects Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners, and are confident that Robertson will complement the existing team and our aspirations for this project.
"Only the external appearance of the distillery will change, and the quality of the Macallan, produced for many years using copper stills from Forsyths, will not be compromised."
Edrington owns some of the leading Scotch whisky and rum brands in the world, including the Macallan, Brugal, the Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Highland Park.