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Longmorn

A missionary named Maernanaog, or Mo-ernin-og, had brought Christianity to the Picts of Moray during the 7th Century. A church was built just outside of Elgin, following his death in 625AD and named Lann Marnoch, the Church of St Marnoch. Over the course of time, the name 'Lann Marnoch' gradually became Anglicised and eventually the area was known as Longmorn. Construction began on a distillery on the site in 1893 under John Duff and Company, founders of Glenlossie in 1876.

In 1894, the build was completed and the total costs amounted to £20,000. Production began in December. John Duff bought out the other members of the group and officially founded the Longmorn Distillery in 1897. A year later he built Longmorn Number 2 next door, changing its name latterly to BenRiach. John Duff went bankrupt in 1909; the Pattison Crisis had left him reeling and he had already failed in his attempts to build distilleries in America and South Africa. The shares were acquired from the bank by James R Grant.

The Lochside distillery lacks the fame of its more illustrious neighbour, BenRiach, though it is of good size; its eight stills have a capacity of 3.5 million litres annually and have been running at full capacity since Pernod Ricard’s acquisition of previous owners Seagram in 2001. The malt whisky from Lochside remains in good standing as a blending component, it being featured in Chivas Regal.

Longmorn Whisky Distillery

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About Longmorn Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01343 554139

Distillery Founded

1894

Distillery Capacity

3 500 000 litres

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Owner

Chivas Brothers

Distillery Address

Longmorn, Morayshire IV30 8SJ

1893

John Duff & Company, which founded Glenlossie already in 1876, starts construction. John Duff, George Thomson and Charles Shirres are involved in the company. The total cost amounts to £20,000.

1894

First production in December.

1897

John Duff buys out the others and founds Longmorn Distillery.

1898

John Duff builds another distillery next to Longmorn which is called Benriach (at times aka Longmorn no. 2). Duff declares bankruptcy and the shares are sold by the bank to James R. Grant.

1970

The distillery company is merged with The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries and Hill Thomson & Co. Ltd. Own floor maltings ceases.

1972

The number of stills is increased from four to six.

1974

Another two stills are added.

1978

Seagrams takes over through The Chivas & Glenlivet Group.

1994

Seagrams introduces The Heritage Selection. Apart from Longmorn, Glen Keith, Benriach and Strathisla are included.

2001

Pernod Ricard buys Seagram Spirits & Wine together with Diageo and Pernod Ricard takes over the Chivas group.

2004

A 17 year old cask strength is released.

2007

A 16 year old is released replacing the 15 year old.

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A single cask Longmorn, distilled in May 1992 and aged for 20 years in cask 71741 before bottling in May 2012. A release of just 295 individually numbered bottles from Duncan Taylor's Dimensions...  More info
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This Longmorn single malt was distilled in June 1996 and then spent 17 years in a first fill Sherry butt before being bottled by Signatory in February 2014. Should be a right treat so those of you out...  More info
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Single cask Longmorn, matured for 22 long years in a hogshead. A '90s child, it was distilled in 1990 and bottled in September 2013 with an outturn of 199 bottles. Part of the Single Malts of Scotland...  More info
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After a 17 year-long slumber in a first fill sherry butt, this Longmorn single malt is finally ready to be devoured! Nom nom nom. It was bottled by Signatory in October 2013 with an outturn of 854...  More info
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A cask strength scorcher from Signatory. This Longmorn was aged for 20 years before bottling in October 2012.  More info
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A 9 year old Longmorn distilled in Autumn of 2002 and aged in a refill sherry butt before bottling in Spring of 2002 for the Provenance range from Douglas Laing.  More info
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This was distilled at Longmorn in May 1992 and aged for 20 years in cask 71739 before bottling in June 2012. A release of just 263 numbered single cask bottles from Duncan Taylor's Dimensions range.  More info
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This was distilled at Longmorn in October 1994 and aged for 14 years in a single refill hogshead before bottling for the Old Malt Cask range in December of 2008. A release of 352 bottles.  More info
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The Longmorn distillery in Speyside distilled this single malt in May 1996 and left it to mature in a single 1st fill sherry butt for 17 years before it was bottled by Signatory with an outturn of 869...  More info
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This is a rich, sherried Longmorn from the Vintage Malt Whisky Company's Coopers Choice range. It was distilled in 1992 and aged for 18 years in hogshead number 48461 before bottling in 2011. Very...  More info
A marvelous 13 year old Longmorn distilled in November 1997. and aged in casks 90641 and 90642, this was finished in French Oak before bottling in April 2011. A release of 770 bottles from Ian...  More info
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A Rare Auld Longmorn from Duncan Taylor. Cask strength and non-chillfiltered with a wild, mountainous character. This is an interesting dram and no mistake.  More info
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A 19-year-old single cask Longmorn, bottled by Signatory as part of their esteemed Cask Strength Collection.  More info
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A 21 year old Longmorn, distilled in February 1991 and aged in a refill hogshead before bottling by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask range in March 2012. A release of just 238 bottles.  More info
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A wonderfully thick, malty whisky from Longmorn. This was distilled in 1996 and aged initially in regular hogsheads before being transferred into a small Octave cask for a finish. The result is lots...  More info
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This is a 1964 Longmorn from independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail.  More info
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This Longmorn was distilled in 1967 and bottled in 2012 by independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail.  More info
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This is a single cask, twenty year old Longmorn. Longmorn has remained a popular whisky ever since the now legendary fifteen year old bottling. Pleasingly this bottling shows another side to this...  More info
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