United Kingdom, Scotland
Inverleven Whiskies were found in independent bottlings. Whisky had a light, crispy and fruity character according to the tasting records from past. Smoke was rarely found but it is told that the palate profile was fabulous.
Inverleven Flavor Spiraltm
  • sherry
  • oak
  • port
  • sherry monster
  • fresh fruit
  • smoky
  • sweet
  • tea
  • apricot
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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.


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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.
Distillery info:
  • Country United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region Lowlands
  • Established 1938
  • Owner Pernod Ricard
  • Type Single malt
  • Status Active
  • Address Inverleven Distillery, Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire G82 1RB Scotland, UK
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