Laphroaig Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Laphroaig Distillery -distillers of Single Malt



Region: Scotland, Islay
Address: Port Ellen, Argyll, PA42 7DU
Owner: Allied Domecq Pty.Ltd.
Founded: 1815
Founder: Donald Johnston
Phone: +44 1496 302 418
Fax: +44 1496 302 496
Web: www.laphroaig.com
Status: Operating
Visits: All visits by appointment.
Whiskies:Laphroaig 10 YO Cask Strength Single Malt
Laphroaig 10 YO Single Malt
Laphroaig 15 YO Single Malt
Laphroaig 1960 Vintage Reserve Packed as Laphroaig 40 YO outside the UK.
Laphroaig 30 YO Single Malt
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Whisky Available at Systembolaget

Just like statistics on beers the figures here concerning whisky change regularly. Some major changes I’ve noticed in the last year in particular are a dramatic increase in the number of Scotch, and a whole new assortment of Canadian whiskies. Both Scotch and Irish brands are offering smaller bottles, perfect for novices and most are around 150kr.

Total number of whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
Britain has 1,028
Ireland 45
USA 45
Japan 34
Sweden 16

Total number of Blended whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
Britain has 96, Ireland 22, Canada 9, USA 2, Japan 3

Total number of Malt whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
Britain has 902, Japan 30, Ireland 20, Sweden 16, India 10

Total number of Grain whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
Britain has 30, Ireland 3

Total number of Rye whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
USA 7

Total number of Bourbon whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
USA 27

Number and Description of Whisky types
There are 133 different Blended Whiskies. Often mixed several kinds of grain and malt whiskey stored at least three years in barrels. Serve at room temperature as liqueurs or digest, or used as a cocktail ingredient.
There are 990 different Malt whiskies. These come from several different distilleries can also be called vatted malt. These vary in smokiness. Serve at room temperature as liqueurs, digest, or used as a cocktail ingredient.

There are 33 different Grain whiskies. Usually made
​​from corn or wheat and stored at least three years in barrels. Most have the character of barrel aging. Serve at room temperature as liqueurs, digest, or used as a cocktail ingredient.


There are 7 different Rye whiskies. Made of 51 to 80 percent rye. Stored at least two years in new American oak barrels that give clear vanilla tones. Serve at room temperature as liqueurs, digest, or used as a cocktail ingredient.

There are 27 different Bourbon whiskies. Made of 51 to 80 percent corn. Stored at least two years in new American oak barrels toasted (burnt gives character).


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Bushmills Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Bushmills Distillery -distillers of Single Malt




Region: Ireland
Address: Old Bushmills, Co. Antrim, BT57 8XH
Owner: Irish Distillers Group
Founded: 1608
Founder: Sir Thomas Philips
Phone: +44 282 0731 521
Fax: +44 282 0731 339
Status: Operating
Visits: April - October: Monday to Saturday 9:30 - 17:30, Sunday 12:00 - 17:30 (last tour 16.00 each day).
November - March: Monday to Friday tours daily at 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30, Sunday tours at 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30.
Whiskies:
Black Bush Blended
Bushmills 10 YO Single Malt
Bushmills 16 YO Single Malt
Bushmills 21 YO Single Malt
Bushmills 5 YO Single Malt For the Italian market only
Bushmills Distillery Reserve Only sold at the distillery
Bushmills Millenium Single Malt
Coleraine Blended
White Bush Blended
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Paddy Whiskey

, June 23, 2011 04:50PM
Paddy Whiskey is distilled three times from the finest quality barley and water. This ensures a whiskey, which is particularly light, well balanced and pure.
Its relatively low pot-still content and uniquely high proportion of malt whiskey, ensures Paddy is

'One of the softest of all Ireland's whiskeys'
Jim Murray, International Whiskey Connoisseur



In 1920s and 1930s Ireland, whiskey was sold in casks from the distillery to wholesalers, who would in turn sell it on to publicans. Cork Distilleries Company was very proud of the strong reputation which its whiskey had earned and wanted to prevent any fluctuation in whiskey quality due to bonder underhandedly diluting the casks.
Thus the company was one of the first to bottle their whiskey, which became known as Paddy.
During maturation in oak casks stored in dark aromatic warehouses for up to seven years, Paddy whiskey mellows, and takes on it's distinctive rich, golden colour.
Two percent of Paddy Whiskey is lost to the atmosphere during maturation. This evaporated whiskey has come to be called 'The Angel's Share'.

Nose
Fresh and lively, aromatic - a complex interplay of nutty maltiness, woodland fragrances and spice, with hints of honey and vanilla.

Taste
Mild, soft, a distinctive mellow maltiness, a touch of sweet oil, spiciness - and again those background notes of honey, vanilla, toasted wood.

Finish
A sweetness gently fading, mellow maltiness and mild woody notes lingering pleasingly.
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Knockdhu Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Knockdhu Distillery -distillers of Single Malt




Region: Scotland, Speyside
Address: Knock by Huntly, Aberdeen AB5 5LJ
Owner: Inver House Distillers Ltd.
Founded: 1894
Founder: Distillers Company Ltd.
Phone: +4 1466 771 223
Status: Operating
Whiskies:An Cnoc 12 YO Single Malt
Knockdhu 23 YO Single Malt
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Yoichi Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Yoichi Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Region: Japan 
Address: Hokkaido Yoichigun Yoichimachi Kurokawacho 7-6 
Owner: Nikka Whisky Distilling Co 
Founded: 1934 
Founder: Masataka Taketsuru 
Phone: +81 135 23 313 
Fax: +81 135 23 2202 
Status: Operating 
Notes: Formerly called Nikka Whisky Co. Hokkaido Plant 


Whiskies:Hokkaido Vattet Malt  
Yoichi 10 YO Single Malt  
Yoichi 12 YO Single Malt  
Yoichi 15 YO Single Malt  
Yoichi 20 YO Single Malt  
Yoichi 8 YO Single Malt 
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Yamazaki Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Yamazaki Distillery -distillers of Single Malt
Region: Japan 
Address: Yamazaki 5-2-1, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka 618-0001 
Owner: Suntory Ltd. 
Founded: 1923 
Founder: Shinjiro Torii 
Phone: +81 75 961 1234 
Fax: +81 75 962 8961 
Status: Operating   
Visits: Contact distillery 
Notes: First Japanese whisky distillery 


Whiskies:Suntory White Blended  Originally named Suntory Shirofuda in 1929 
Yamazaki 10 YO Single Malt  
Yamazaki 12 YO Single Malt  
Yamazaki 12 YO Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish  
Yamazaki 18 YO Single Malt  
Yamazaki 25 YO Single Malt  
Yamazaki 8 YO Single Malt Puncheon Cask Finish 
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Tomatin Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Region: Scotland, Highland 

Address: Tomatin, Inverness-shire, IV13 7YT 
Owner: Takara Shuzo Co. Ltd. 
Founded: 1897 
Founder: Tomatin Spey District Distillery Co. Ltd. 
Phone: +44 (0)1808 511 444 
Fax: +44 (0)1808 511 373 
Web: www.tomatin.co.uk
Status: Operating 
Visits: October - April: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00, last tour 15.30.
May - September: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00, last tour 15.30, Saturday 9:00 - 13:00, last tour 12:00 
Notes: Closed 1941-1945. Also using the name J. W. Hardie Ltd. 


Whiskies:
Big T De Luxe Blended  
Tomatin 10 YO Single Malt  
Tomatin 12 YO Single Malt  
Tomatin 25 YO Single Malt 
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Talisker Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Talisker Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Region: Scotland, Isles 
Address: Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8SE 
Owner: Diageo
Founded: 1830 
Founder: Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill 
Phone: +44 (0) 1478 614308 
Fax: +44 (0) 1478 614302 
Web: www.malts.com
Status: Operating 
Visits: Easter - October: Monday - Saturday 9:30 - 17.00.
November - Easter: Monday - Friday 14:00 - 17:00.
Last tour at 16:30. 
Notes: Originally known as Carbost Distillery 


Whiskies:
Talisker 10 YO Single Malt  
Talisker 15 YO Single Malt  
Talisker 18 YO Single Malt  
Talisker 20 YO Single Malt  
Talisker 40 YO Single Malt  
Talisker 8 YO Single Malt 

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Strathmill Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Strathmill Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Region: Scotland, Speyside 
Address: Keith, Banffshire, AB55 3DQ 
Owner: Diageo
Founded: 1891as Glenisla-Glenlivet Distillery  :   
Status: Operating 
Whiskies:
Strathmill 12 YO Single Malt 
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Strathisla Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Strathisla Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Region: Scotland, Speyside 
Address: Seafield Avenue, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 3BS 
Owner: Pernod Ricard SA 
Founded: 1786 as Milltown Distillery 
Founder: George Taylor 
Phone: +44 1542 783 044 
Web: www.chivas.com
Status: Operating 
Visits: April - October: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 16.00, Sunday 12.30 - 16.00 
Notes: Also known as Milton Distillery and Milton-Keith Distillery. The name was changed to Strathisla Distillery in 1950's.
On 15 June 1993 Strathisla received an unexpected visitor from Louisville, Kentucky; a young black and white cat fell asleep among some bourbon barrels in a container awaiting shipment to Scotland. On opening the container some four weeks later, the cat staggered out, weak from hunger and drunk from the bourbon fumes in the enclosed space. After six months' quarantine, the cat, for obvious reasons called Dizzy, is now employed by Chivas Bros. as a "mouser" 


Whiskies:
Strathisla 12 YO Single Malt  
Strathisla 18 YO Single Malt  
Strathisla 21 YO Single Malt  
Strathisla 8 YO Single Malt 
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Royal Brackla Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Royal Brackla Distillery -distillers of Single Malt



Region: Scotland, Highland
Address: Cawdor, Nairn, Nairnshire IV12 5QY
Owner: John Dewar & Sons Ltd.
Founded: 1812
Founder: William Fraser
Phone: +44 1667 404 280
Fax: +44 1667 404 743
Status: Operating
Notes: Closed 1985-1991
Whiskies:
Royal Brackla 10 YO Single Malt
Royal Brackla 14 YO Single Malt
Royal Brackla 18 YO Single Malt
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Old Pulteney Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Old Pulteney Distillery -distillers of Single Malt



Region: Scotland, Highland
Address: Huddart Street, Pulteneytown, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5BA
Owner: Inver House Distillers Ltd.
Founded: 1826
Founder: James Henderson
Phone: +44 1955 602 371
Fax: +44 1955 602 279
Web: www.oldpulteney.com
Status: Operating
Visits: April - September: Monday to Friday: 10:30 - 12:30 & 13:30 - 15:30.
October - March: Contact distillery.
Notes: Also known as Pulteney Town Distillery and Wick Distillery. Closed 1926-1951.

Whiskies:
Old Pulteney Single Malt 12 YO
Old Pulteney Single Malt 15 YO
Old Pulteney Single Malt 15 YO Millenium Edition
Old Pulteney Single Malt 15 YO Sherry Cask
Old Pulteney Single Malt 17 YO unchilfiltered
Old Pulteney Single Malt 18 YO
Old Pulteney Single Malt 18 YO Sherry Cask
Old Pulteney Single Malt 26 YO Bourbon Cask
Old Pulteney Single Malt 5 YO No longer available from the distillery
Old Pulteney Single Malt 8 YO French market
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Miltonduff Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Miltonduff Distillery -distillers of Single Malt



Region: Scotland, Speyside
Address: Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 3TQ
Owner: Allied Domecq Pty.Ltd.
Founded: 1824
Founder: Andrew Pearey & Robert Bain
Phone: +44 1343 547 433 :
Status: Operating
Visits: September - June: Monday - Thursday 10:00 and 14:00 by appointment only.
Notes: Separate Lomond stills operated 1964 - 1981 was also known as Mosstowie Distillery.

Whiskies:
Miltonduff 10 YO Single Malt
Miltonduff 12 YO Single Malt
Mosstowie Single Malt
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Lagavulin Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Lagavulin Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Region: Scotland, Islay
Address: Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, PA42 7DZ
Owner: Diageo
Founded: 1817
Founder: Archibald Campbell
Phone: +44 1496 302 250
Web: www.malts.com
Status: Operating
Visits: Monday-Friday by appointment
Notes: There were 2 Lagavulin distilleries at the same site.

Whiskies:
Lagavulin 12 YO Single Malt
Lagavulin 16 YO Single Malt
Lagavulin 25 YO Single Malt
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1986 Double Matured
Lagavulin Double Matured 1979 Single Malt
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Isle of Arran Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Isle of Arran Distillery -distillers of Single Malt



Region: Scotland, Isles
Address: Shore Road, Lochranza, Isle of Arran KA27 8HJ
Owner: Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd.
Founded: 1995
Founder: Harold Currie
Phone: +44 (01770) 830 264
Web: www arranwhisky.com
Status: Operating
Visits: Mid March - October: 10:00 - 18:00.
Harold's Restaurant: 10:00 - 17:00.
November - December: Restricted hours.
Closed January - mid March.

Whiskies:
Arran Single Malt
Eileandour Pure Malt 10 YO
Glen Rosa Blended
Glen Rosa Pure Malt
Island Prince 21 YO Deluxe Blended
Isle of Arran Single Malt A small batch (1000) of bottles, each numbered and signed by Chaiman Harold Currie was available December 1999
Isle of Arran Single Malt, Single Cask Aged in sherry puncheons
Loch Ranza Blended Rare
Royal Island Finest 17 YO Blended
Royal Island Finest 21 YO Blended
Royal Island Finest 30 YO Blended
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Hakushu Higashi Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Hakushu Higashi Distillery -distillers of Single Malt



Region: Japan
Address: Torihara 2913-1, Hakushu-machi, Kita-Koma-gun, Yamanashi 408-0316
Owner: Suntory Ltd.
Founded: 1981
Founder: Suntory
Phone: +81 551 35 2212
Fax: +81 551 35 2202
Status: Operating
Visits: Contact distillery
Notes: Hakushu Higashi (Higashi = West or Western), was established on the same site as Hakushu Distillery. This new distillery is the only one of the two making single malt.
The "old" distillery from 1973 is making whisky for blends only.
Whiskies:
Hakushu 10 YO Single Malt
Hakushu 12 YO Single Malt
Hakushu 12 YO Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish
Hakushu 8 YO Single Malt Hogshead Cask Finish
Hakushu 'Hizou-Malt'
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Glenmorangie Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Glenmorangie Distillery -distillers of Single Malt





Region: North East Highlands
Address: Tain, Ross-shire, IV19 1PZ
Founded: 1843
Founder: David Sutherland
Phone: +44 (0)1862 892 477
Fax: +44 (0)1862 894 371
Web: www.glenmorangie.com
Status: Operating
Visits: virtual tours
Whiskies:
Glenmorangie 10 YO Single Malt
Glenmorangie 15 YO Single Malt
Glenmorangie Single Malt Burgundy Wood Finish
Glenmorangie 15 YO Single Malt Madeira Wood Finish
Glenmorangie Single Malt Port Wood Finish
Glenmorangie Single Malt Sherry Wood Finish
Glenmorangie 28 YO Single Malt Tain L'Hermitage
Glenmorangie 30 YO Single Malt, Distilled: 1972, matured for17 years in ex Bourbon casks then 14 years in Olorosso casks
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Glenlochy Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Glenlochy Distillery -distillers of Single Malt


Region: Scotland, Highland
Address: Fort William, Inverness-shire
Owner: Diageo
Founded: 1898
Founder: David McAndie
Status: Closed 1983
Notes: Silent 1919 - 1924 and 1926 - 1937.
Whiskies:
Glenlochy 25 YO Single Malt
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The Glenlivet Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

The Glenlivet Distillery -distillers of Single Malt




Region: Scotland, Speyside
Address: Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9DB
Owner: Pernod Ricard SA
Founded: 1858
Founder: George & James Gordon Smith
Phone: +44 (0) 1340 832 157
Fax: +44 (0) 1340 881 475
Web: www.glenlivet.com
Status: Operating :
Visits: April - October: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00, Sunday 12:30 - 16:00.
Notes: The distillery replaced Drumin Distillery and Delnabo Distillery.
Known as Minmore-Glenlivet until 1880.
Whiskies:
The Glenlivet 12 YO Single Malt
The Glenlivet 15 YO Single Malt
The Glenlivet 18 YO Single Malt
The Glenlivet 1959 Cellar Collection
The Glenlivet 1967 vintage
The Glenlivet 21 YO Single Malt
The Glenlivet 30 YO American Oak Finish Only 2500 bottles released
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Glenkinchie Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Glenkinchie Distillery -distillers of Single Malt



Region: Scotland, Lowland
Address: Pencaitland, Tranent, East Lothian, EH34 5ET
Owner: Diageo
Founded: 1837
Founder: John & George Rate
Phone: +44 (0) 1875 342004
Fax: +44 (0) 1875 342007
Web: www.malts.com
Status: Operating
Visits: January - Easter: Monday - Friday 12:00 - 16:00.
April - October: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 17.00, Sunday 12:00 - 17:00.
November - December: Monday - Friday 12:00 - 16:00.
Last tour one hour before closing time.
Whiskies:
Glenkinchie 10 YO Single Malt
Glenkinchie Double Matured Single Malt
Jackson's Row Single Malt
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Glengoyne Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Glengoyne Distillery -distillers of Single Malt



Region: Lowlands
Address: Dumgoyne, Near Killearn, Glasgow G63 9LB
Phone: +44 (0)1360 550 254
Web: www.glengoyne.com
Status: Operating
Visits: All year
Last tour: 3.00pm (one hour before closing time)
Whiskies:
Glengoyne 10 YO Single Malt
Glengoyne 12 YO Single Malt
Glengoyne 15 YO Single Malt
Glengoyne 17 YO Single Malt
Glengoyne 21 YO Single Malt
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Glenfiddich Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Region: Scotland, Speyside




Address: Dufftown, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 4DH
Owner: William Grant & Sons Ltd
Founded: 1887
Founder: William Grant
Phone: +44 1340 820 373
Fax: +44 1340 820 805
Web: www.glenfiddich.com
Status: Operating
Visits: Mid October - Easter: Monday - Friday 9:30 - 16:30.
Easter - Mid October: Monday - Saturday 9:30 - 16:30, Sunday 12:00 - 16:30
Notes: The mouser, Archie, took over after Ginger moved to the Balvenie Distillery just across the railroad. Unfortunately Archie has gone to the eternal malt barn in the sky.
Whiskies:
Glenfiddich 1937 Single Malt
Glenfiddich 21 YO Single Malt Special Bottling
Glenfiddich 30 YO Single Malt
Glenfiddich 40 YO Single Malt
Glenfiddich Ancient Reserve 18 YO Single Malt
Glenfiddich Ancient Reserve 18 YO Special Bottling
Glenfiddich Cask Strength 15 YO Single Malt
Glenfiddich Coaran Reserve 12 YO Single Malt Partly matured in Islay Casks
Glenfiddich Concorde Private Vintage Single Malt 26 YO
Glenfiddich Excellence 18 YO Single Malt
Glenfiddich Havana Reserve 21 YO Single Malt
Glenfiddich Millenium Reserve 21 YO Single Malt
Glenfiddich Private Vintage 1972 Single Malt
Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15 YO Single Malt
Glenfiddich Special 50 YO Single Malt Only 500 bottles produced.
Glenfiddich Special Old Reserve
Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 YO Single Malt
Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve 1963 Single Malt
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Glenesk Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Glenesk Distillery -distillers of Single Malt




Region: Scotland, Highland
Address: Hillside, Montrose, Angus
Owner: Guiness UDV
Founded: 1897
Founder: James Isles
Status: Closed 1985
Notes: Founded 1897 as 'Highland Esk', later known as 'North Esk'. Renamed 'Montrose' in 1938, 'Hillside' 1964, 'Glenesk' 1980.
Whiskies:
Glenesk 12 YO Single Malt
Glenesk 25 YO Single Malt
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Glendronach Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Glendronach Distillery -distillers of Single Malt



Region: Scotland, Speyside
Address: Forgue, By Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 6DB
Owner: Allied Domecq Pty.Ltd.
Founded: 1826
Founder: James Allardes
Phone: +44 1466 730 202
Web: www.theglendronach.com
Status: Operating
Visits: All year: Monday to Friday tours at 10.00 and 14.00.
Notes: Silent 1996 - 2002.
Whiskies:
Glendronach 12 YO Single Malt
Glendronach 15 YO Single Malt
Glendronach 18 YO Single Malt
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Glencadam Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Glencadam Distillery -distillers of Single Malt



Region: Scotland, Highland
Address: 16 Park Road, Brechin, Angus, DD9 7PA
Owner: Angus Dundee.
Founded: 1825
Phone: +44 1356 622 217
Status: Operating
Notes: Mothballed 2000-2003.
Whiskies:
Glencadam Single Malt
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Glenburgie Distillery -distillers of Single Malt

Glenburgie Distillery -distillers of Single Malt




Region: Scotland, Speyside
Address: Forres, Morayshire IV36 0QU
Owner: Allied Domecq Pty.Ltd.
Founded: 1810 as Grange Distillery.
Founder: William Paul
Phone: +44 1343 850 258
Status: Operating
Notes: Also known as Glenburgie-Glenlivet Distillery, Glenburry Distillery, Grange Distillery and Kilnflat Distillery.
An extra pair of Lomond stills operated 1958-1981 was known as Glencraig Distillery.
Moved from Alves to current location in 1829.
Name changed to Glenburgie Distillery in 1878.
Whiskies:
Glenburgie Single Malt
Glencraig Single Malt Produced 1958-1981 at a pair of Lomond stills
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