Caledonian DistilleryCaledonian Distillery

Founded in 1823
Pinning down the location of this distillery is actually tough, because there were two Caledonian Distilleries -- both of them now closed. The "first" Caldonian sat on the Campbeltown pennisula, at Argyll and Bute. The "second" Caledonian was located on the other side of Scotland in Edinburgh.

The First Caledonian in Campbeltown was short-lived -- opened by Peter Stew & Co in 1823, and closing due to bankruptcy in 1840. James Johnston purchased it out of bankruptcy and gave it a go, but the business failed again for unknown reasons in 1851, this time for good.

The second Caledonian Distillery opened a few years later in 1855, and was nick-named "The Cally." It operated all the way until 1988, when it became surrounded by trendy apartments and condos, and was squeezed out. This second-gen Caledonian was a grain Whisky distillery.

There are still a few old casks of The Cally floating around, that get bottled up from time to time by independent bottlers.

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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What does Caledonian taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Caledonian Scotch. It's based on all Caledonian drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Caledonian before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

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    United Kingdom, Scotland
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    Single malt/ Grain
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There's a dram for everyone in the Highlands!

Highlands are the largest of the Scottish Whisky regions. Geographically the Highland Whisky region is defined as everything north of an imaginary line between Dundee and Greenock.

Single malt Whisky from the Highlands offer a lot of flavour diversity. You'll find everything from smoky drams to light and elegant floral & fruity Whiskies coming from the Highland distilleries.
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