Chivas Brothers has hired Elgin-based infrastructure group Robertson to build a road bridge to its visitor centre at The Glenlivet Distillery in Speyside.
It will be similar in style to The Glenlivet’s new symbol – the Packhorse Bridge that crosses the River Livet – and is expected to be completed by mid-summer.
Tony Fry, managing director of Robertson Civil Engineering, said the project as at the advanced planning stage and he expected work to start on Monday.
It is not the first whisky-related infrastructure project Robertson’s civil engineering business has undertaken for Chivas, which is a subsidiary of Paris-based drink giant Pernod Ricard.
The division also built the £25million Dalmunach Distillery, which opened at Carron in Speyside last year.
Robertson worked alongside architects Archial Norr on Dalmunach, and will do so again on the bridge.
The company said the centre at The Glenlivet Distillery already had an access road and the new bridge would improve the visitor experience.
The contract is thought to be worth a six-figure sum to Robertson.
Gordon Buist, production director at Chivas Brothers, said the bridge was part of wider works that taking place at The Glenlivet distillery, near Ballindalloch.