Founded in 1886
Gerston II was located just a mile from Gerston I Distillery, close to Halkirk Train Station.

The distillery was founded in 1886, however in 11 years it changed hands to Northern Distillers Limited, who changed the name to Ben Morven. Ben Morven ceased to exist in 1900, and was demolished in 1914.

Gerston II could not use the same water source as Gerston I, so they used Calder Burn as the main water source. There is no evidence that Gerston II used peat at all. In fact, their Whisky was described as "pure malt", which means that there was no peat in the Whisky.

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Distillery Details

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    United Kingdom, Scotland
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  • Owner
    The Gerston Distillery Company
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Gerston II was a industrial scaled distillery. However, their choice of industrial raw materials (shipping barley from Lowlands, and coal from Brora) is what did them in at the end.

Not using any peat, as well as their selection of bigger stills, affected the quality of their Whisky in a negative way.

Merchants who were fans of Gerston One, decided not to buy Gerston II -- since it lacked the peat quality -- and started trading with Old Pulteney Distillery instead.
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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