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Lismore Profile

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.

  • Production type
    Blended Scotch
    Single malt
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Lismore History

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.

Timeline

  • 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

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Parent company

Current owner

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Contact

Address
William Lundie & Company
Rechlerich
Ballindalloch
Moray
AB37 9BD
United Kingdom
Visitor Opening Hours
Not open to the public

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See also

  • Royal Heritage Royal Heritage Royal Heritage Brand

    Royal Heritage

    The ‘blended whisky of privilege’ produced by Glasgow blender and broker Wm Lundie & Co.

  • Highfern Highfern Highfern Blender

    Highfern

    Blender, bottler and UK spirits importer that produces the Angels’ Nectar blended malt.

  • Morrison Glasgow Distillers Morrison Glasgow Distillers Morrison Glasgow Distillers Distiller

    Morrison Glasgow Distillers

    Holding company overseeing the construction and operation of the Clydeside distillery in Glasgow.

  • Clydeside Clydeside Clydeside Distillery

    Clydeside

    The new addition to Glasgow’s distilling revival is a blend of tradition and originality.

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