Doug has been appointed a non-executive director of the Clydeside Distillery. This is an exciting project in Glasgow to transform the iconic Pump House building located between the Riverside Museum and the Hydro Arena that will create a whisky distillery and visitor centre on the banks of the Clyde.
McLaughlin and Harvey were awarded the contract to build the Clydeside Distillery, work commenced in August.
The project, which will celebrate the role whisky has played in shaping both Glasgow’s and Scotland’s heritage, has, with the support of the Scottish Investment Bank, been developed by a small group of industry experts, led by Tim Morrison - formerly of Morrison Bowmore Distillers and current proprietor of the AD Rattray Scotch Whisky Company.
Tom Morrison commented, “The city was once home to many whisky distilleries and we think The Clydeside Distillery will put Glasgow right back on the Scotch whisky map. Few people know the historical significance of the iconic pump house building to the Scotch whisky trade. In years gone by, this building controlled the entry bridge into the Queens Dock ensuring Customs and Excise could keep a close eye on goods in and out, including Scotch Whisky.”