About Clynelish Whisky Distillery
4 200 000 litres
The 1st Duke of Sutherland, founds a distillery called Clynelish Distillery.
The first licensed distiller, James Harper, files for bankruptcy and John Matheson takes over.
Andrew Ross takes over the license.
George Lawson & Sons takes over.
James Ainslie & Heilbron takes over.
James Ainslie & Co. narrowly escapes bankruptcy and Distillers Company Limited (DCL) takes over together with James Risk.
John Walker & Sons buys a stake of James Risk’s stocks.
DCL buys out Risk.
The distillery is mothballed.
The distillery becomes electrified.
A new distillery is built adjacent to the first one, it is also named Clynelish and both operate in parallel from August.
‘Old’ Clynelish is mothballed in August.
‘Old’ Clynelish is reopened as Brora and starts using a very peaty malt.
Brora is closed in March.
A 14 year old is released.
A Distiller´s Edition 1991 finished in Oloroso casks is released.
Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde