Carntyne Transport, the Glasgow-based third party logistics provider, has opened three new HMRC approved warehouses in the last 18 months, all dedicated to the storage and maturation of whisky in casks.

The additions come after Carntyne, which is a specialist handler of bulk liquids and one of the largest logistics providers to the Scottish Whisky Industry, outgrew its current storage facilities and made the decision to expand by more than 100,000 sq ft across three sites in Scotland.

The new warehouses are located in Leith (55,000 sq ft), Paisley (30,000 sq ft) and Hillington (25,000 sq ft). Each site is HMRC approved and is dedicated to the storage of bulk whisky. The sites offer storage in the form of specialist cask racking, palletised and traditional dunnage.

David Paterson, managing director of Carntyne Transport, said: "The whisky industry has experienced significant growth in recent years which has driven demand for high quality, flexible warehousing that meets all legislative requirements. Given Carntyne's presence within the bulk whisky industry, our experience of bonded warehousing and existing property portfolio, extending our offering to include cask warehousing seemed a logical step."