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It is impossible to pinpoint the exact location of Inverury distillery (also spelled Inverary and Inverurie), an early 19th century distillery in Inverurie, the main town of the Garioch area of Aberdeenshire.
From rough OS coordinates, it may have sat near what is now a residential area called George Square, at Ury Dale or Gatehouse Lane, which 200 years ago would have been close to the Sketrie Burn, now largely culverted and out of sight, and the Inverurie-Aberdeen canal. Alternatively, the OS figures may be imprecise and the distillery sat elsewhere.
The area has one enduring distillery, Glen Garioch, which sits at Oldmeldrum, about five miles away, and is going strong today in the Beam Suntory portfolio.
Inverury distillery was established in 1798 by Lyon, Donald & Co., which operated it for just one year before the plant was mothballed. Decades of silence ensued before James Nicol & Co. took up the licence in 1825. Inverury continued distilling until 1837, when it was eventually closed forever.
- 1798 Lyon, Donald & Co. found Inverury distillery
- 1799 The distillery is closed
- 1825 The distillery licence is passed to James Nicol & Co.
- 1837 Inverury distillery is closed permanently