Glen Turner Distillery, a subsidiary of one of the biggest spirit producers on the French market (COFEPP/La Martiniquaise), are expandig into production. The site, which was set up in 2004, has until now been used to mature, blend and bottle whisky (Glen Turner, Label 5 and Sir Edwards for the French market.
Earlier this week permission was granted for a 9600 square metre extension on their Bathgate-complex, which includes a 6555 square metre grain and malt distillery, two double maturation warehouses, a single maturation warehouse and ancillary buildings at near by Starlaw Farm. In connection to the distillery building cereal storage silos, a boiler building with chimney stacks, a dark grain storage building, sprinkle pump house building, water storage tanks, effluent treatment plant and a cooling plant will also be built.
To make the buildings blend better in with the landscape a series of landscape embankments will be created.
The application will now be referred to the Scottish Government for final approval (it’s contrary to the council’s development plan and the local authority has some financial interests in the matter).