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Glen Elgin

The buildings of the Glen Elgin distillery are rather modest, this being due to a lack of funding when it was first built in 1898. The whisky distillery was designed by the renowned Charles Doig, who heralded from the namesake town, Elgin. Despite the size and the decidedly low annual production capacity of 1.83 million litres, the Glen Elgin distillery enjoys world wide popularity, selling nearly nine million bottles a year. The building was financed by the North of Scotland banker James Carle and William Simpson of Glenfarclas fame. Having begun distillation at the turn of the 20th century, Glen Elgin closed down just months later.

In 1901, the distillery was acquired at auction by the Glen Elgin-Glenlivet Distillery Company for £4,000. Production began once more, though it only lasted from 1904 to 1905. It was not until Scottish Malt Distillers acquired Glen Elgin in 1930 that its fate improved. To this day the bulk of whisky production is used for blending, particularly in the White Horse blends; Scottish Malt Distillers having licensed the distillery to White Horse shortly after purchase. In 1964, a further four stills were installed, bringing the total to six. Substantial renovations were carried out on the site and today the 1960s aesthetics remain.

Glen Elgin Whisky Distillery

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About Glen Elgin Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01343 862100

Distillery Capacity

1 830 000 litres

Distillery Founded

1898

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Owner

Diageo

Distillery Address

Longmorn, Elgin, Moray

Distillery Website

www.malts.com

1898

The bankers William Simpson (former manager of Glenfarclas distillery) and James Carle found Glen Elgin. The famous Charles Doig is called in as architect.

1900

Production starts in May but the distillery closes just five months later.

1901

In February, the distillery is auctioned for £4,000 to the Glen Elgin-Glenlivet Distillery Co. and is mothballed.

1904

Production restarts.

1905

Production ceases.

1906

The wine producer J. J. Blanche & Co. buys the distillery for £7,000 and production resumes.

1929

J. J. Blanche dies and the distillery is put up for sale again.

1930

Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) buys it and the license goes to White Horse Distillers.

1964

Expansion from two to six stills plus other refurbishing takes place.

1992

The distillery closes for refurbishing and installation of new stills.

1995

Production resumes in September.

2001

A 12 year old is launched in the Flora & Fauna series.

2002

The Flora & Fauna series malt is replaced by a Hidden Malt 12 years.

2003

A 32 year old cask strength from 1971 is released.

2008

A 16 year old is launched as a Special Release.

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A decanter of 50 year old vatted malt whisky from Gordon and MacPhail, named for the City of Elgin, where the company is located.  More info
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A 13 year old unchillfiltered single cask Glen Elgin, bottled by Signatory. Rather interestingly, this was matured in a virgin oak barrel!  More info
Single cask Glen Elgin, matured for 16 years in refill butt number 4071 before bottling by Signatory on the 1st December 2007. This comes as part of a release of just 512 decanter bottles, each is...  More info
A single cask Glen Elgin from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. This was distilled in June 1991 and matured for 12 years in cask number 4068 before bottling in October 2003 by Douglas Laing. An...  More info
Single cask Glen Elgin, bottled for the Bladnoch Forum. This was distilled on the 1st November 1984 and matured for 25 years in hogshead number 2852 before bottling on the 12th March 2010. A release...  More info
A release of 226 individually numbered bottles of cask strength Glen Elgin, distilled on the 1st November 1984 and aged for 25 years in hogshead number 2855 before bottling for the Bladnoch forum on...  More info
This was distilled in June 1991 and aged for 16 years in refill hogshead number 3927 before bottling in October 2007. This is part of a release of 287 bottled for the Old Malt Cask range.  More info
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A very special edition from the Glen Elgin distillery. This was bottled to commemorate the centenary of the distillery's first distillation (1st May 1900). Each bottle is individually numbered (in...  More info
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Distilled on the 2nd April 1991 and aged in refill sherry butt number 2324 for 19 years before bottling by Signatory at cask strength on the 16th August 2010. A release of 412 bottles.  More info
Distilled on the 2nd July 1996 and aged in bourbon barrels 41 and 42 before bottling by Signatory on the 20th October 2010. A release of 583 bottles of single cask Glen Elgin.  More info
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