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Glen Elgin

Glen Elgin

Owner:                            Region/district:                        Diageo                                                Speyside

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1898            Active           1 700 000 litres

Address: Longmorn, Morayshire IV30 3SL

Tel:                         website:

01343 862100           www.malts.com

History:

1898 – The bankers William Simpson and James Carle found Glen Elgin.

 1900 – Production starts in May but the distillery closes just five months later.

 1901 – The distillery is auctioned for £4,000 to the Glen Elgin-Glenlivet Distillery Co. and is mothballed.

 1906 – The wine producer J. J. Blanche & Co. buys the distillery for £7,000 and production resumes.               

 1929 – J. J. Blanche dies and the distillery is put up for sale again.

 1930 – Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) buys it and the license goes to White Horse Distillers.

 1964 – Expansion from two to six stills plus other refurbishing takes place.

 1992 – The distillery closes for refurbishing and installation of new stills.

 1995 – Production resumes in September.

 2001 – A 12 year old is launched in the Flora & Fauna series.

 2002 – The Flora & Fauna series malt is replaced by Hidden Malt 12 years.

 2003 – A 32 year old cask strength from 1971 is released.

 2008 – A 16 year old is launched as a Special Release.

 2009 – Glen Elgin 1998, a single cask in the new Manager´s Choice range is released.

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