Glenkinchie Lowland Whisky
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1837 Active (vc) 2 350 000 litres
Address: Pencaitland, Tranent,
East Lothian EH34 5ET
01875 342004 www.malts.com
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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