About Glen Moray Whisky Distillery
2 000 000 litres
Bruceland Road, Elgin, Morayshire IV30 1YE
West Brewery, dated 1828, is reconstructed as Glen Moray Distillery.
The distillery closes.
The distillery reopens, but soon closes again.
Financial troubles force the distillery to be put up for sale. Buyer is Macdonald & Muir.
No whisky is produced this year.
A reconstruction takes place and the floor maltings are replaced by a Saladin box.
Own maltings are terminated.
The number of stills is increased from two to four.
Two old stills are replaced by new.
Macdonald & Muir Ltd changes name to Glenmorangie plc.
Three wood finishes are introduced - Chardonnay (no age) and Chenin Blanc (12 and 16 years respectively).
Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy buys Glenmorangie plc for £300 million. A new visitor centre is inaugurated and 276 bottles of Glen Moray 1986 cask strength are released. A 20 and a 30 year old are released late in the year. Wood finishing ceases.
The Fifth Chapter (Manager’s Choice from Graham Coull) is released.
Two vintages, 1963 and 1964, and a new Manager’s Choice from Graham Coull are released.
The second edition of Mountain Oak is released.
The distillery is put up for sale.