About Glen Elgin Whisky Distillery
1 830 000 litres
Longmorn, Elgin, Moray
The bankers William Simpson (former manager of Glenfarclas distillery) and James Carle found Glen Elgin. The famous Charles Doig is called in as architect.
Production starts in May but the distillery closes just five months later.
In February, the distillery is auctioned for £4,000 to the Glen Elgin-Glenlivet Distillery Co. and is mothballed.
The wine producer J. J. Blanche & Co. buys the distillery for £7,000 and production resumes.
J. J. Blanche dies and the distillery is put up for sale again.
Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) buys it and the license goes to White Horse Distillers.
Expansion from two to six stills plus other refurbishing takes place.
The distillery closes for refurbishing and installation of new stills.
Production resumes in September.
A 12 year old is launched in the Flora & Fauna series.
The Flora & Fauna series malt is replaced by a Hidden Malt 12 years.
A 32 year old cask strength from 1971 is released.
A 16 year old is launched as a Special Release.