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Plans made for new maltings in Scotland

Crisp Malt, Norfolk-based malt manufacturer, has submitted plans for a new maltings on its Portgordon site in Scotland. 
According to Crisp Malt, the new maltings is planned in response to increasing demand for malt from distilleries in Scotland. Through the additional malting facility, Crisp Malt aims to provide distilleries with better access to Scotland-malted product, and support the growth of the malted spirits industry.
The new site has been planned with sustainability in mind; Crisp Malt says the maltings will “house state-of-the-art technologies to achieve sustainability goals”.
Jake Lambert, operations director, said: “Crisp Malt has been supplying the Scottish distilling industry since the 1960s. Our current site at Portgordon opened in 1979 and produces 42,000 tonnes of malt to Scottish distilleries every year. This application seeks to support the growing success of the Scottish distilling industry.
“The design and landscaping of the proposed maltings will help the new development to sit well within the landscape. We want to continue to invest locally to ensure that the economic benefits of the growth plan will stay within Moray. This substantial investment will support the local economy, create jobs, provide more opportunities for local growers of maltings barley, and support the distilling industry on its journey to net zero.”
If planning permission is approved, the company expects to begin production at the new site in 2027.

29 April 2024 - Lucy Schofield