Cameron bridge distillery's lesser-known single grain whisky.
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The spicy character is driven initially by a hotter than usual second water during the quick mashing regime which cuts back any overt nuttiness. Fermentation is short and the steeply angled lyne arms on the stills help to capture weightier elements. An underlying waxiness flashes a signal to another coastal plant, Clynelish.
Built in 1871 by Alexander Wilson, this is one of the few distilleries to have been owned by the local town council which stepped in to save the plant in 1936 when the Wilson family went bankrupt. Two years later, Arthur Bell bought it for the princely sum of £3,000. With the absorption of Bell’s into Guinness and the subsequent purchase by that firm of DCL, Inchgower became part of what is now Diageo.
It has always been a significant player in blends, in this case Bell’s, whose own distilleries all shared variations on the ‘nutty-spicy' theme. It also plays a role within the Walker range.
One of Diageo’s ‘Flora & Fauna’ range, it is occasionally found (with varying degrees of salinity) from independent bottlers.
- 1871 The distillery is founded by Alexander Wilson & Co which builds it using equipment from the disused Tochineal Distillery
- 1936 Buckie Town Council purchases the site after Alexander Wilson & Co goes bankrupt
- 1938 Arthur Bell & Sons buys Inchgower for £3,000
- 1966 Inchgower's capacity is doubled with the addition of two new stills
- 1985 Arthur Bell & Sons is acquired by Guinness
- 1987 DCL merges with Arthur Bell, creating United Distillers
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- Non peated
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- Mainly in house
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- Non peaty
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In the 1960s ceramic monks filled with Scotch sold as far afield as Peru.
A long established blend from an old Glasgow whisky firm, that is still popular in Asia.
A popular 20th century blend named after one of the great Glasgow whisky firms – Bulloch Lade.