Glen Mhor Distillery

Founded in 1894
Glen Mhor was located in Inverness, sourcing its water from Loch Ness, like Glen Albyn. It was located directly on the Caledonian Canal.

The construction started in 1892, by John Birnie and James Mackinlay of Charles Mackinlay & Co., both blenders from Leith. Birnie worked at Glen Albyn a couple of years before Glen Mhor was founded. In 1920, after years of collaboration, Glen Mhor bought Glen Albyn completely.

In 1972, John's son William Birnie sold the distilleries to Distillers Company Limited. But in 1983 the Whisky market was on a decline, so DCL decided to close the distillery.

Glen Mhor's peat source was Dava Moor, and the distillery had one wash still and one spirit still. What made Glen Mhor different was their malting process. In 1954, the distillery became the first distillery to use the Saladin Box process. However, in 1980 it was decommissioned due to high running costs.

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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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dried fruit
What does Glen Mhor taste like?

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

We invented Flavour 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

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
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  • Type
    Single malt
  • Visitor center
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  • Address
    Glen Mhor Distillery Telford Street, Inverness, Highland IV3 5LU United Kingdom
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On the grounds of Glen Mhor now lies a shopping center.

Glen Mhor was the very first malt Whisky distillery to use the Saladin Box malting process.
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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