Earlier this month Diageo commenced the building of its new Technical Centre on their current site in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire. Diageo’s site in Menstrie is on the land of the former distillery Glenochil Distillery (also earlier known as Dolls Distillery, and West Dolls Distillery). Glenochil Distillery was active between 1746 to 1929 when production was changed into yeast production.
In Menstrie, and the Clackmannanshire area you can today find the Glenochil yeast factory, Diageo’s largest bonded warehouse, the Cambus cooperage, and Diageo’s whisky archive.
The new Technical Centre is a ?6.4 million investment and it is seen by Diageo as their new hub for science and innovations. It will hold state-of-the-art facilities for whisky blending, and materials testing. Environmental sustainability in manufacturing is another key area the new Technical Centre will focus on.
Diageo’s new Technical Centre is expected to be completed in late 2019.
We are still researching the history of Dolls Distillery and we will soon be able to tell you the both interesting, and exciting, story of the now silent distillery.