Glengarry Profile

Highland Scotch Whisky

Not to be confused with the similarly named Glen Garry, Glengarry takes its name from the traditional Scottish bonnet worn for centuries, including the days when tartan and kilts were banned.

It is an ongoing part of the range of whiskies produced by the Loch Lomond Distillery Company, and includes an NAS blend and two single malt expressions.

The blend is described as full-bodied, with a hint of peat smoke, while the NAS malt also has a smoky edge. The 12-year-old single malt is light and floral in character with grassy tones, matured in a mix of Bourbon, refill and recharred casks.

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  • Region
    Highland
  • Production type
    Blended Scotch
    Single malt
  • Produced at
    Loch Lomond

Glengarry History

Glengarry is distinct from the much older Glen Garry blended Scotch brand, which was first produced by John Hopkins & Co in the late 19th century, before being acquired by the Distillers Company Ltd (DCL) some decades later.

First launched into the US in 2015, Glengarry is produced at the multi-functional Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, which was built in 1966.

The distillery itself has passed through numerous owners and seen its fair share of silent periods, and is today operated by Loch Lomond Group, backed by Exponent Private Equity.

Since its initial launch Stateside, Glengarry is now available globally.

Timeline

  • 1966 The Loch Lomond distillery, later used to produce Glengarry, opens
  • 1984 As the whisky industry hits recession, Loch Lomond closes for a time
  • 1986 Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Ltd acquires the plant and restarts production
  • 1998 Two ‘traditional’ swan neck stills are added to Loch Lomond’s already varied array
  • 2014 Loch Lomond is sold, with the current owners including Glengarry in its revised range of whiskies
  • 2016 Two more straight neck pot stills are installed

Owners

Parent company

Current owner

Contact

Address
Loch Lomond Distillery
Bowie Road
Lomond Industrial Estate
Alexandria
Dunbartonshire
G83 0TL
United Kingdom
Website
Visit Website
Phone
+44 1389 752781
Email
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Visitor Opening Hours
Not open to the public

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See also

  • Glen Scotia Glen Scotia Glen Scotia Distillery & brand

    Glen Scotia

    One of Scotland’s smallest distilleries.

  • Loch Lomond Loch Lomond Loch Lomond Distillery & brand

    Loch Lomond

    Produces a range of single malts.

  • Craiglodge Craiglodge Craiglodge Brand

    Craiglodge

    A medium peated single malt produced at Loch Lomond distillery and part of its discontinued Loch ...

  • Croftengea Croftengea Croftengea Brand

    Croftengea

    Heavily peated single malt Scotch produced at the multifaceted Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria.

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