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Glen Garioch distillery

Glen Garioch
Glen Garioch Distillery
Glen Garioch Distillery
Region: Highland
Location Aberdeenshire
Owner Morrison Bowmore Distillers
Founded 1797
Status Operational
Water source The Silent Spring of Coutens Farm
Number of stills

2 wash (20,000 + 10,000 l),

2 spirit (11,000 l)[1]
Glen Garioch Highland Single Malt

Glen Garioch distillery (pronounced "Geery" in the Doric dialect of Aberdeen), is one of the oldest whisky distilleries in Scotland, dating back to 1797.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The location chosen by John & Alexander Manson for their malt whisky distillery in 1797 was an obvious one. Oldmeldrum in the celebrated 'Valley of the Garioch' was named "The Granary of Aberdeenshire", famous for producing the finest barley in all of Scotland.

The distillery, which originally incorporated a brewery and tannery, stands on the very edge of the town Oldmeldrum in Aberdeenshire. The Garioch — pronounced 'Geery' — is a tract of richly fertile land, some 150 square miles (390 km2) in extent. The location is known as ‘the granary of Aberdeenshire’, where barley and crystal springs have been abundant for over a thousand years, so it is not surprising that Glen Garioch Distillery was established as early as 1794 — one of the oldest operating distilleries in Scotland.

In 1968 the production of Glen Garioch was suspended on account of 'chronic water shortages', however in 1972 a manager was appointed with a brief to find another water source. A spring was discovered on a neighbouring farm. It came to be called ‘The Silent Spring’ as it could neither be seen nor heard.

Leading with the 1797 Founders Reserve at the heart of the range, Glen Garioch will periodically release hand selected individual batches of stock at the peak of their perfection, aiming to demonstrate the quality and breadth of the Glen Garioch spirit. Launched as ‘Single Batch Releases’, the first will be the Glen Garioch 1990 Vintage and the Glen Garioch 1978 Vintage which will join the 1797 Founders Reserve.

It is operated by Morrison Bowmore Distillers, which is owned by the Japanese company Suntory.

1797 Founders Reserve

Notes

  1. ^ Glen Garioch on whisky.com
  2. ^ Brander 1996, p. 77.

References

External links

  • Glen Garioch distillery
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