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Inchgower

The Inchgower distillery was founded as ‘The Great Distillery of Inchgower’ in 1871 by Alexander Wilson and Co. It was intended that Inchgower would utilise the buildings and equipment of the old Tochieneal Distillery. The Inchgower distillery lies in Banffshire not far from the mouth of the River Spey and just on the outskirts of the fishing town, Buckie. The distillery was bought out by Buckie Town Council in 1936, following the bankruptcy of Alexander Wilson and Co. Two years later Arthur Bell and Sons acquired the distillery for £3,000.

During the 1960s Arthur Bell and Sons renovated the distillery and installed a further two stills, doubling the total capacity to a little less than two million litres annually. They also included Inchgower Scotch whisky as a component in the popular Bells blend, the vast majority of whisky produced at the distillery, as much as 99%, is used as a blending component. In 1985, Guinness acquired the distillery, and following the merger with Grand Metropolitan, Inchgower is currently under the watchful eye of Diageo. Despite being a relatively small-scale distillery, Inchgower boasts thirteen onsite warehouses which hold up to 60,000 casks. There have been very few official releases, though independent bottlings are available.

Inchgower Whisky Distillery

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About Inchgower Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01542 836700

Distillery Capacity

1 990 000 litres

Distillery Founded

1871

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Address

Buckie, Banffshire

Distillery Owner

Diageo

Distillery Website

www.malts.com

1871

Alexander Wilson & Co. founds the distillery. Equipment from the disused Tochieneal Distillery, also owned by Alexander Wilson, is installed.

1936

Alexander Wilson & Co. becomes bankrupt and Buckie Town Council buys the distillery and the family’s home for £1,600.

1938

The distillery is sold on to Arthur Bell & Sons for £3,000.

1966

Capacity doubles to four stills.

1985

Guinness acquires Arthur Bell & Sons.

1987

United Distillers is formed by a merger between Arthur Bell & Sons and DCL.

1997

Inchgower 1974 (22 years) is released as a Rare Malt.

2004

Inchgower 1976 (27 years) is released as a Rare Malt.

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The Flora and Fauna series is a sadly discontinued range of whiskies, each with an illustration of an animal on the bottle. This Inchgower is very rare.  More info
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A very well-aged Inchgower from Montgomerie's distilled in October 1990 and bottled in March 2013.  More info
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Not often seen as a single malt, most whisky produced at Inchgower goes to make the famous Bells blend.
This is a 1997 bottling.  More info
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Distilled in 1993 at Inchgower and bottled in 2008 as part of Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseur's Choice range.  More info
$52.51
While most of the whisky from Inchgower goes into some very popular blends, some does escape as a single malt, like this independent bottling from Gordon & MacPhail. It was distilled in 1998 and left...  More info
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This was distilled at Inchgower in Summer 1999 and aged for 12 years in a sherry butt before bottling in Spring 2002 for the Provenance range from Douglas Laing.  More info
$69.90
An indie Inchgower, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for the Connoisseurs Choice range. It was distilled at the turn of the century, in the year 2000, and bottled at 46% ABV in 2014.  More info
$72.19
Distilled by Inchgower in the Autumn of 2000, this single sherry cask single malt Scotch whisky has been bottled by Douglas Laing for their Provenance range in 2013, with bottles celebrating the...  More info
$73.68
Ooh, an independent Inchgower bottling! This one comes from Douglas Laing's Provenance selection, distilled in Summer 2000, matured in a Sherry butt for 13 years and bottled in Autumn 2013. Well...  More info
$74.66
A Strictly Limited bottling of Speyside single malt from the Inchgower distillery. 13 years of maturation in 2 bourbon barrels went into making this yummy dram, which was bottled by Càrn Mòr in 2014...  More info
$77.88
A Berry Bros. & Rudd bottling of lovely 12 year old Inchgower whisky, from cask 809759, which makes it sound very robotic. Don't worry, we can confirm that this is actually whisky, not Terminators.  More info
$82.35
Distilled at the Inchgower distillery on the 30th June 1982, this was bottled for the Bladnoch forum after 28 years in hogshead number 6965. A release of 242 cask strength, single cask bottles.  More info
This was distilled on the 20th June 1982 at the Inchgower distillery. It was aged for 28 years in hogshead number 6966 before bottling at cask strength on the 5th August 2010 for the Bladnoch forum. A...  More info
Douglas Laing have bottled this Inchgower from an ex-sherry cask filled in 1995. This whisky has had no additional colouring added and hasn't been chill filtered.  More info
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$100.83
A lovely little Inchgower which we just had to bottle. This was distilled on the 30th June 1982, and it was aged in a single refill hogshead for 29 years before bottling on the 22nd November 2011. A...  More info
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A single cask Inchgower aged for a whopping 36 years in a refill hogshead! This was distilled on the 16th September 1974 and bottled on the 9th June 2011. Absolutely stunning and cracking value for...  More info
Maturation in a sherry butt for 18 years was long enough for this Inchgower whisky according to Hunter Laing. Their Old Malt Cask range is only bottled when they think it has reached the pinnacle of...  More info
$128.12
This was distilled at Inchgower in June of 1986. It was aged for 21 years in a refill hogshead before bottling in December of 2007. A release of just 240 bottles from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask...  More info
$145.99
This 29 year old, cask strength Inchgower was distilled in June 1982, and was aged in cask 6975 before bottling in October of 2011. A release of 209 bottles bottled by Duncan Taylor.  More info
This was distilled at Inchgower in 1982 and bottled in 2010 by Berry Brothers and Rudd. Bottled at cask strength.  More info
$163.96
Wine Merchants Berry Brothers and Rudd's own bottling of the glorious Speyside whisky of Inchgower. This single malt whisky was bottled at cask-strength without chill-filtration and a tidy twenty-nine...  More info
$166.05
A lovely 30 year old Inchgower with a truly classic Speyside style, this was distilled in 1982 and aged in a single cask (number 6985) before bottling at natural cask strength for Berry Brothers and...  More info
$166.05
Pears and Almonds. Apples and Pears. Cor blimey - it's an Inchgower we've half-inched from Wemyss. Aged for 31 years in a single Hogshead and distilled in 1982, just 315 bottles have been produced.  More info
$170.07
Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range are single cask whiskies bottled without chill filtration or caramel colouring. This whisky is a thirty year old from the Speyside distillery of Inchgower.  More info
$177.72

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