Plans to redevelop Clynelish distillery’s visitor centre have been approved by Highland Council, with construction expected to begin in the coming weeks.
The Highland distillery, situated in Sutherland, will be renovated to incorporate a new floor telling the distillery’s story.
Plans also include the addition of a new bar and tasting area offering ‘beautiful views’ of the Sutherland coast.
Jacqueline James-Bow, Clynelish distillery brand home manager, said: ‘This is an important step forward on our journey to transform the Clynelish visitor experience and everyone involved is very much looking forward to work getting underway.’
Clynelish is one of four distilleries Diageo is linking to its new Johnnie Walker brand home in Edinburgh.
Clynelish also shares its location with Brora distillery, which closed in 1983.
However the silent distillery is currently undergoing renovation to bring it back into production as part of a separate £35m investment by Diageo, which will also see the revival of Port Ellen distillery on Islay.