The ambitious plans for the new distillery could see it become the largest in the UK outside of Scotland, however certain sections of the populace of Princetown in Devon think the design - which features a Charles Doig influenced pagoda-style roof prevalent in Scottish distilleries - is "not in keeping with the local area".
Architects of the distillery in the Dartmoor National Park have even been told by some locals that "Princetown is not Scotland".
Chosen by the distillation team due to its high rainfall and low temperatures, the area is described as being ideal for whisky production.
The distinctive, curved pagoda ventilators were first made popular by architect Charles Doig and though most of them are now simply used for aesthetic purposes, they have become synonymous with distilleries throughout Scotland.
Given the chance to look over the plans at a Parich council meeting many residents of the town felt the design was not typical for the area and "inappropriate to a building in Princetown or anywhere on Dartmoor."
Despite the objections the parish council approved the scheme, with the architects saying that the "traditional whisky distillery design" was the best fit for the new building.