4 different Whiskies was produced in the complex. Glen Flaglar was known for its spicy, herbal and light peated whiskies. Killiyloch was also light peated and had floral notes in it. Meanwhile Islebrae was a peated and creamy one, assumed to have a peat amount of 15 to 40 ppm.
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Glen Flagler had the biggest mash tun in Scotland. It was made of stainless steel and was considered revolutionary.
The first official international football match was played between England and Scotland. The pitch was very close to the distillery
The awarded Whisky, Hankey Bannister 40YO, had Glen Flagler Whisky in it.
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Glen Flagler was located in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, making it closer to being a distillery to England. The distillery was also close to Lilly Loch, which was their main source of water.
Their story begins within the Moffat grain distillery complex. Two sets of stills were constructed in order to supply three single malts, namely Glen Flagler, Islebrae and Killyloch, with a grain Whisky called Garnheath.
Killyloch's stills were taken out of commission in 1970, but Glen Flagler and Garnheath continued production for another decade. The maltings were sold in 1978, and Glen Flagler was demolished in 1985.
The grain plant was also demolished in 1988, for good.
The spirit stills of Glen Flagler were onion-shaped, and had broad short necks. The distillery also had the biggest mash tun in Scotland, made of stainless steel. The complex had 32 warehouses, that could store 500,000 barrels.