About Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery
1 750 000 litres
Pencaitland, East Lothian
A distillery known as Milton is founded by John and George Rate.
The Rate brothers are registered as licensees of a distillery named Glenkinchie.
James Gray takes over operations.
John Rate is once again licensee.
John Rate sells the distillery to a farmer Christie who converts it to a sawmill.
The buildings are bought by a consortium from Edinburgh made up of wine merchants, whisky blenders and brewers.
Glenkinchie Distillery Company is founded with Major James Gray as General Manager. Reconstruction and refurbishment is on-going for the next few years.
Glenkinchie forms Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) with four other lowland distilleries.
Distillers Company Limited buys SMD.
– Glenkinchie is one of few distilleries allowed to maintain production during the war.
Floor maltings is decommissioned.
The maltings is converted into a museum.
Glenkinchie 10 years becomes one of selected six in the Classic Malt series.
A Distiller’s Edition with amontillado finish is launched.
A 12 year old and a 20 year old cask strength are released.