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Clynelish

Clynelish

Owner:                            Region/district:                        Diageo                                                Northern Highlands

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1967            Active (vc)     4 200 000 litres

Address: Brora, Sutherland KW9 6LR

Tel:                         website:

01408 623003 (vc)     www.malts.com

History:

1819 – The 1st Duke of Sutherland founds a distillery called Clynelish Distillery.

 1827 – The first licensed distiller, James Harper, files for bankruptcy and John Matheson takes over.

 1846 – George Lawson & Sons become new licensees.

 1896 – James Ainslie & Heilbron takes over.

 1912 – James Ainslie & Co. narrowly escapes bankruptcy and Distillers Company Limited (DCL) takes over together with James Risk.

 1916 – John Walker & Sons buys a stake of James Risk’s stocks.

 1931 – The distillery is mothballed.

 1939 – Production restarts.

 1960 – The distillery becomes electrified.

 1967 – A new distillery, also named Clynelish, is built adjacent to the first one.

 1968 – ‘Old’ Clynelish is mothballed in August.

 1969 – ‘Old’ Clynelish is reopened as Brora and starts using a very peaty malt.

 1983 – Brora is closed in March.

 2002 A 14 year old is released.

 2006 A Distiller´s Edition 1991 finished in Oloroso casks is released.

 2009 A 12 year old is released for Friends of the Classic Malts.

 2010 A 1997 Manager´s Choice single cask is released.

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