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Glenlochy

The Glenlochy distillery sits in Fort William, on the banks of the River Nevis and amongst the foothills of the mountain from whence the river falls. The whisky distillery was founded in 1898 by David McAndie as the Glenlochy-Fort William Distillery Company Ltd and the building was thoroughly modern. The modus operandi was one of maximum efficiency; everything fitted into the distillery was designed to save labour and as such a comparatively small workforce was employed. The Glenlochy distillery was founded following the whisky boom of the 19th century. Indeed, many a distillery was established at this time. Though several disitlleries closed shortly after, Glenlochy remained blissfully intact until the onset of the First World War when it too shut.

The whisky distillery reopened five years later and then closed for almost a decade until 1937, when Train and MacIntrye Ltd acquired the company. Just before reopening, the distillery was owned by Thomas Leslie Rankin who used the buildings for his motor hire business. In 1953, Train and MacIntrye Ltd were bought out by Distillers Company Ltd. The whisky distillery was subsequently transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers who closed it in 1968.

During the following decades Glenlochy was modernized somewhat, but, following a poor reception, the whisky distillery gave up its proverbial ghost in 1983. In 1992, the buildings were put up for sale and subsequently were acquired by West Coast Inns. The new owners built a restaurant and hotel on the site. To this day some of the original features remain; most noticeable is the rather imposing pagoda roof. Single malt whisky from the distillery remains a rather rare treat; independent bottlings are few and far between.

Glenlochy 1979 (bottled 2012) - Rare Old (Gordon & Macphail)

70cl, 46%

This single malt whisky was distilled at the now demolished Glenlochy in 1979. Located in Fort William, the distillery would close just 4 years later. This rare independent release from Gordon &…  More info

Glenlochy 1979 (bottled 2012) - Rare Old (Gordon & Macphail)
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$528.15

Glenlochy 35 Year Old 1980 (cask 3232) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)

70cl, 51.1%

A 35 year old Glenlochy single malt, aged in a single hogshead cask (#3232) from November 1980 to December 2015. Not much of this around these days, as the distillery was closed back in 1983. 218…  More info

Glenlochy 35 Year Old 1980 (cask 3232) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)
$1004.89

Glenlochy 35 Year Old 1980 (cask 3231) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)

70cl, 48%

Rare single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Glenlochy distillery, aged in a single hogshead cask for 35 years. It was distilled in November 1980, three years before the distillery was shut, and…  More info

Glenlochy 35 Year Old 1980 (cask 3231) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)
$1004.89

Glenlochy 32 Year Old 1980 (cask 1759) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 60.1%

This is a thirty-two year old single malt whisky from the Glenlochy distillery bottled by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection. The distillery was closed in 1983 and today only the…  More info

Glenlochy 32 Year Old 1980 (cask 1759) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$739.84

Glenlochy 30 Year Old 1980 Cask 2824 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 55.9%

Distilled at Glenlochy on the 4th September 1980, this was aged in a single hogshead for 30 years before bottling for the Signatory's Cask Strength Collection. A release of 224 bottles.  More info

Glenlochy 30 Year Old 1980 Cask 2824 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glenlochy 29 Year Old 1980 Cask 2649 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 52.8%

Glenlochy distilled on the 21st August 1980 and aged for 29 years in hogshead number 2649 before bottling on the 22nd June 2010. A release of 265 numbered bottles from Signatory's Cask Strength…  More info

Glenlochy 29 Year Old 1980 Cask 2649 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glenlochy 27 Year Old 1980 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.9%

A 27 year old Glenlochy, bottled at cask strength by Signatory on the 25th June 2008 following maturation in hogshead number 2823. Part of a limited release of just 231 bottles - each being…  More info

Glenlochy 27 Year Old 1980 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glenlochy 1968 - Rare Old (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A 1968 vintage and a very rare bottling from the Gordon and MacPhail Rare Old whisky range. The Glenlochy distillery closed several times and was finally demolished in 1986.  More info

Glenlochy 1968 - Rare Old (Gordon and MacPhail)

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