Glenburgie
Distillery
Founded in 1810
This distillery was located close to the Glen Spey and Glenallachie distilleries, in Speyside.

Glenburgie started its life as Kilnflat Distillery in 1810. The founder was William Paul. Production didn't start until 1829, and the distillery was closed in 1870. Charles Kay revived it in 1878, renaming it Glenburgie Distillery.

Glenburgie lived through a series of stops, starts, mergings, mothballings and halts. When Hiram Walker bought the distillery in 1935, production restarted. In 1958, two Lomond stills were added to create Glencraig, another single malt.

Allied Lyons bought the distillery in 1987, and in 2005 Chivas Brothers gained control of Glenburgie, under Pernod Ricard. The first official bottling from the distillery was a 15YO, released in 2002. Their Whisky has also been a major component of Old Smuggler and Ballentine's.

There are 3 wash and 3 spirit stills on the premises. In 1958, two “Lomond stills” were installed however they were used for the Glencraig single malt, which was discontinued later on. The distillery uses lightly peated maltings, and the maturation process is Sherry dominated.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Established
    1810
  • Owner
    Pernod Ricard
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    6
  • Visitor center
    No
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    Glenburgie Distillery Forres, Forres, Moray IV36 2QY, Scotland United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1343 850258
  • Website
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The Glencraig single malt was named after Willie Craig, a former production director at Hiram Walker.

Allied Distillers completely rebuilt the distillery in 2003 and 2004, before it was sold to Pernod Ricard.
About
Speyside
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, Speyside malts from these fifty or so distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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