Inverleven DistilleryInverleven Distillery

Founded in 1938
Inverleven was located in the Dumbarton Complex, which was owned by George Ballentine and Company. It was built as a part of the Dumbarton complex, in 1938.

Hiram Walker & Sons established Inverleven, to create single malts to be used in blends. Inverleven was mothballed and closed in 1991

Inverleven was not a distillery at all, but two stills in the complex. The water source for the distillery was the famous Loch Lomond. Their wash still had a capacity of 25,000 liters, and the spirit still had a capacity of 20,000 liters.

Maltings were unpeated and sourced from industrial maltings sites. A combination of Bourbon and Sherry casks were used for maturation.

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What does Inverleven taste like?

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

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
    Pernod Ricard
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Status
  • Address
    Inverleven Distillery, Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire G82 1RB Scotland, UK
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Bruichladdich recently transported the machinery and the stills from Inverleven, to the Lochindaal Distillery in Port Charlotte.

The Dumbarton distillery was situtated on the border between the Highlands and the Lowlands. Therefore Inverleven was a questionable distillery when considering the region it was in.
Perching just above England, the Lowlands can play truant from peat or salinity. 

Triple distilled malts are characteristic of the Lowland region, offering a gentle, elegant palate reminiscent of grass, honeysuckle, cream, ginger, toffee, toast and cinnamon.

The Lowlands are master of the Whisky blend and are also known for their silent stills, which sadly no longer produce.

Learn more about Lowland distilleries.
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