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The Speyside

Although the Speyside distillery was founded in 1956, it was not until 1990 that production began. The respected whisky maker George Christie purchased land near Kingussie and founded a grain distillery in 1957. In 1962, he commenced the building of a malt whisky distillery on the site and the work was completed in 1987. The new distillery sits opposite the site of the old Drumguish distillery, which closed in 1911.

Speyside is rather artisanal in terms of scale; with a capacity of a mere 600,000 litres annually and a small workforce of just four under the management of Andrew Shand. Most of this is bottled as The Speyside, although bottlings are also released under the names Glentromie and Drumguish respectively. The company’s Glasgow base also produces Yokozuna, Mongolia’s best selling blended Scotch. The distillery sits to the east of Kingussie on the banks of the river Tromie and the Speyside distillery can lay claim to being the closest to the River Spey’s headwaters.

The Speyside Whisky Distillery

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About The Speyside Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01540 661060

Distillery Founded

1976

Distillery Capacity

600 000 litres

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Address

Glen Tromie, Kingussie Inverness-shire PH21 1NS

Distillery Owner

Speyside Distillers Co.

Distillery Website

www.speysidedistillery.co.uk

1956

George Christie buys a piece of land at Drumguish near Kingussie.

1957

George Christie starts a grain distillery near Alloa.

1962

The whisky blender George Christie (founder of Speyside Distillery Group in the fifties) commissions the drystone dyker Alex Fairlie to build a distillery in Drumguish.

1986

Scowis assumes ownership.

1987

The distillery is completed.

1990

The distillery is on stream in December.

1993

The first single malt, Drumguish, is launched.

1999

Speyside 8 years is launched.

2000

Speyside Distilleries is sold to a group of private investors including Ricky Christie, Ian Jerman and Sir James Ackroyd.

2001

Speyside 10 years is launched.

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