This Inverness malt distillery was a forerunner of innovation though sadly demolished in 1983.
A Alexander & Co Profile
Situated in Leith, A. Alexander & Co. was a renowned Scotch whisky blender. Its most famous blend was Dandie Dinmont, which was named after a breed of small, Scottish dog, one of which features on the label.
A Alexander & Co History
Located just north of the city, Leith is the old maritime centre of Edinburgh. Following the First World War, the business was acquired by Charles Mackinlay & Co., which operated Glen Mhor distillery near Inverness, and went on to purchase the adjacent Glen Albyn distillery in 1920.
Throughout that time and into the mid-20th century, A. Alexander & Co. made its name blending whisky, its flagship brand being Dandie Dinmont. A. Alexander & Co. registered a trademark for the brand in the 1940s, and went on to sell the product in export markets.
Charles Mackinlay & Co. was sold to Scottish & Newcastle Breweries in 1961, and later to Invergordon Distillers, which became part of Whyte & Mackay.
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When it can be found, Glen Mhor is a punchy, meaty malt.
One of the blended Scotch whiskies established by the DCL in the late Victorian era.
A defunct whisky blender based in Leith, which once held the licence for Teaninich distillery.