Invergordon just have one official bottling which is the 10 year old expression. Whisky from the distillery is known to have a sweeter profile since corn is used as the main grain. Taste is fruity and grainy feeling is existent.
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This distillery was home to the Wyvis Distillery between 1965 and 1977.
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Invergordon Distillery is what we'd like to call a black sheep. It is located in the town Invergordon, in the far north-east of Scotland, in the Highlands. It is situated near a deep water port, and nearby to an oil rig repair yard in Nigg Bay.
This location is what makes Invergordon so unique. But to understand why, you have to understand nature of the game in Scottish grain distillation. But we will get to all of this later.
The town of Invergordon, was originally known as An Rudha, Scot's Gaelic for "the point," or "the Ness," was re-established and re-named "Invergordon," by William Gordon, in the 18th century. The town was used as a naval base in the early 1900s, during WWI.
When the Navy withdrew from the town in 1956, it left many local people unemployed. Invergordon was in desperate need of some industrial infrastructure.
The town was literally surrounded by malt distilleries, and their access to grains, and deep water port made them a prime location for distillation. Resources, location, and the North American Scotch boom propelled Invergordon into the Scottish distillery scene.
In 1961, Invergordon Distillery was born. Established by Invergordon Distillers Ltd., they began operating in 1961 as a Scottish grain distillery. And this is what makes Invergordon different.
You see if you are a grain distiller of Central Scotland, consider yourself lucky. It's fertile lands, filled with bountiful and diverse varieties of grain, means large scale distillation, and more efficient technology. Think of Central Scotland as an epi-center for all things Scottish grain distillation.
So being located in the far north-east side of Scotland, amidst several malt distilleries, Invergordon greatly differs from the majority of Scottish grain distilleries. The distillery changed hands several times, it was even home to the Wyvis Distillery from 1965-1977. It was finally taken over by the Whyte & Mackay group In 1993.
In 1990, they released ‘The Invergordon,' a 10YO single grain. Invergordon distillery has 3 Coffey stills, with the capactiy to produce 36 million liters of pure alcohol per year.