The ‘blended whisky of privilege’ produced by Glasgow blender and broker Wm Lundie & Co.
Single Malt and Blended Scotch Whisky
The Lismore range of Speyside single malts and blends was originally named after the Inner Hebridean island sandwiched between Mull and the mainland. Although two illicit stills have since been found on the island, there is no record of legal whisky distilling ever had taken place.
Created by William Lundie & Co., which came to prominence under the guidance of brothers John and Willie Lundie during the mid-20th century, Lismore is today bottled by Glenfarclas owner J&G Grant using the same recipes handed down by the Lundie family.
Currently Lismore is available as a single malt bottled at a range of ages from NAS through to 21 years old; a blended Scotch bottled at 5, 8, 12 and 18 years of age; Lismore The Legend, a limited edition 21-year-old single malt matured in Sherry hogsheads; and the NAS Lismore Cask Strength.
William Lundie & Co. is silent on the provenance of its Speyside single malt whisky.
The name of Lundie has been synonymous with the business of whisky broking for generations and has trading roots dating back to 1904.
In 1932 Robert (Bobbie) D. Lundie established whisky broker R. D. Lundie & Co. (initially as Lundie & Morrison, a partnership with Stanley P. Morrison), which became the sole UK agent for Macduff single malt, then owned by William Lawson Distillers Ltd.
The business was passed down through the family and a sister company, William Lundie & Co. Ltd, was formed during the 1950s initially as a broker before later turning to blend and bottle the firm’s own blended whisky brands: Lismore and Royal Heritage.
In 2004 William Lundie & Co. was sold to J&G Grant, proprietor of Speyside’s Glenfarclas distillery, which now blends and bottles the Lismore range.
- 1932 Robert Lundie establishes whisky brokerage Lundie & Morrison
- 1950s Robert’s sons, William and John Lundie, establish William Lundie & Co.
- 1974 William Lundie & Co is incorporated
- 1978 The Lismore brand is created
- 2004 The company and its brands are acquired by J&G Grant of Glenfarclas
William Lundie & Company
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