Public feedback sought on £40m whisky warehousing proposals

IAN Macleod Distillers (IMD) is offering the public the opportunity to view and provide feedback on its proposals for a whisky maturation warehouse scheme at Bandeath Industrial Estate in Throsk, outside Fallin.

The proposals for the 8.2-hectare site include whisky warehousing, an associated blend centre, tank farm, offices, landscaping, access, parking, drainage, and facilitating works. 

IMD revealed it has identified the site as a suitable location to deliver a maturation warehouse scheme, providing additional capacity for its operations across Scotland.  Warehouse buildings will store casks, allowing the whisky to slowly mature for several years prior to it being sold.

The warehouses will hold casks from all of Ian Macleod’s distilleries, which are Rosebank in Falkirk, Glengoyne distillery in Stirlingshire, and Tamdhu distillery at Knockando on Speyside. The matured whisky will be transferred by road tanker to the firm’s bottling facility in Broxburn.

The cost of the project will be in excess of £40 million, with 20 direct jobs created and others arising indirectly.

The site at Bandeath Industrial Estate is zoned for employment uses in the Stirling Local Development Plan.

An in-person consultation event will be held on Thursday, 1st December 2022, between 3pm and 7.30pm at Throsk Community Centre. Exhibition display boards will be available to view and members of the technical team will be on hand. 

Following this event, feedback will be open until 5th January 2023. For those unable to attend, the exhibition boards can be viewed on the project website –

Feedback will be used to inform the ongoing design of the proposals, which will form the basis of the detailed planning application to be submitted early next year.  

A spokesperson for IMD said, “We are delighted to be progressing this scheme at Bandeath Industrial Estate and presenting our designs to the community. In addition to expanding our business operations, we believe this will deliver significant benefits for the local area, notably creating new jobs and delivering around £40 million of investment. 

“We are working closely with local stakeholders to ensure all views are heard, and we are looking forward to welcoming members of the community to the consultation event. Everyone in our team encourages residents and businesses to attend the consultation event to hear about our proposals and leave feedback with their views.”