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Glenkinchie

Glenkinchie

Owner:                            Region/district:                       

Diageo                             Lowlands

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1837            Active (vc)     2 350 000 litres

Address: Pencaitland, Tranent,

East Lothian EH34 5ET

Tel:                         website:

01875 342004           www.malts.com

History:

1825 – A distillery known as Milton is founded by John and George Rate.

1837 – The Rate brothers are registered as licensees of a distillery named Glenkinchie.

1853 – John Rate sells the distillery to a farmer by the name of Christie who converts it to a sawmill.

1881 – The buildings are bought by a consortium from Edinburgh.

1890 – Glenkinchie Distillery Company is founded. Reconstruction and refurbishment is on-going for the next few years.

1914 – Glenkinchie forms Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD)  with four other lowland distilleries.

1939-45 – Glenkinchie is one of few distilleries allowed to maintain production during the war.

1968 – Floor maltings is decommissioned.

1969 – The maltings is converted into a museum.

1988 – Glenkinchie 10 years becomes one of selected six in the Classic Malt series.

1998 – A Distiller’s Edition with Amontillado finish is launched.

2007 – A 12 year old and a 20 year old cask strength are released.

2010 – A cask strength exclusive for the visitor centre, a 1992 single cask and a 20 year old are released.

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