Longmorn DistilleryLongmorn Distillery

Founded in 1893
Charmingly timeless, the Longmorn distillery stands within sight of an old waterwheel attached to a workable steam engine within the borders of Moray.

A water wheel powered rummagers in the wash stills many years ago. Located near the strath of the river Spey, Longmorn feels like a place lost in time, at once productive and antique.

In 1893, Longmorn was founded by the former manager of the Glendronach distillery, John Duff, with partners Charles Shirres and George Thomson. The site in Elgin possessed ample water, local barley fields and access to a rail line.

Production began in 1894, and was so successful that Duff built a second distillery three years later in the same place, the neighboring Benraich.

After decades of activity Longmorn partnered with The Glenlivet and Glen Grant, to form The Glenlivet Distillers Ltd. in 1970, which was acquired by Chivas brothers in 1978. Today the Longmorn distillery is held by Pernod Ricard.

A new tun room houses 8 stainless steel mash tuns for Longmorn's use. It draws water from wells in nearby Burnside, and malt from local farms. While a large portion of Longmorn's Whisky has been popular with blenders, they also produce a line of single malts that have become quite popular.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
    Pernod Ricard
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    4 wash, 4 spirit
  • Visitor Center
  • Status
  • Address
    Longmorn Distillery Elgin IV30 2SJ, United Kingdom
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Prior to founding Longmorn, John Duff tried to open the first malt Whisky distillery on the African continent, but South African president Paul Kruger—full of anglophobic leanings—put the kaibash on his plans.

Until as recently as 1994, the stills at Longmorn were heated by direct coal fire, requiring much diligence and really big oven mitts for the stillmen.
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, malts from these fifty or so Speyside 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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Scotch from Longmorn

Average rating: 8.8/10 (541 votes)

Longmorn 16 Year Old