About Coleburn Whisky Distillery
Longmorn, Elgin, Moray
John Robertson & Son in Dundee founds the distillery. The famous architect Charles Doig is called in.
The distillery closes.
The distillery is bought by the consortium Clynelish Distillery Company (consisting of Distillers Company Ltd, John Risk and John Walker) and reopens.
Production is licensed to J. & G. Stewart Ltd, a subsidiary of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
DCL buys Clynelish Distillery Company and becomes owners to Coleburn. Operations are transferred to the subsidiary Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
The distillery is mothballed.
From now on the distillery lacks a license.
United Distillers plans to build apartments in the distillery and local authorities approve though no further developments take place.
A 21 year old cask strength from 1979 is released in the Rare Malt series.
The brothers Dale and Mark Winchester buy the distillery from Diageo. The plans are to transform it into an activity centre with a hotel, restaurants, shops and concert venues.
Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde