Glen Elgin Whisky
Glen Elgin Speyside Whisky
Owner: Region/district: Diageo Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1898 Active 1 700 000 litres
Address: Longmorn, Morayshire IV30 3SL
01343 862100 www.malts.com
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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