A SCOTTISH whisky firm has announced a new distillery project in China.

Angus Dundee Distillers, which owns Tomintoul and Glencadam malt distilleries in Scotland, has announced it is building a malt whisky distillery and visitor’s experience in Chun’an.

Construction work is now underway on the project, located in the picturesque setting of the Thousand Island Lake. This area is popular due to the natural beauty of its lakes and mountains.

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Spanning a site of over 20 acres, the distillery will source pure water from the Nongfu Spring to make high quality malt whisky.

There are also plans for the world’s largest cave whisky maturation cellar within a mountain close to the distillery, with the stable temperature and humidity inside the cave looking to provide ideal conditions for storing and maturing whisky.

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Brian Megson, director of Angus Dundee Distillers, said: “This investment is a major milestone for Angus Dundee Distillers and builds on our existing presence in China, a whisky market which we regard as one of the most important for the future. We are combining our notable Western heritage in producing the finest Scottish Single Malts with Eastern traditions in a location of exceptional natural beauty and resources.

“We want to create one of the leading distilleries in Asia, combining world-class whisky production with an outstanding visitor experience.”

It was also reported recently that the company bought legendary musician Bob Dylan’s Scottish estate.