Glen Elgin Distillery

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General
Pronunciation glen ’elgin Pronunciation
Translation
Region Highlands / Speyside
Distiller White Horse Distillers Ltd.
Owner United Distillers & Vintners (UDV) (Diageo plc)
Address Longmorn
Elgin
Morayshire
IV30 8SL
Scotland
Telephone +44 (0)1343 - 86 02 12
+44 (0)1343 - 86 20 77 (Fax)
LatLong 57° 35’ 57” N   03° 16’ 42” W
Altitude
Grid Reference NJ237573
Website www.malts.com
E-mail
Open to public Not open to public
Remarks

History
1898-1900
Built by partnership of William Simpson, a former manager of Glenfarclas Distillery, and James Carle. During construction Pattison’s, the Leith blender, went into liquidation taking with it the market for Malt Whisky. Glen Elgin ended up much smaller than planned and would by the last distillery built in the Speyside until 1958 when Tormore Distillery was built
1901
Within six months after starting production the Distillery was taken over by the Glen Elgin-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd., a consortium of local businessmen (1898-99 mentioned as well)
1907
Glen Elgin-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd. acquired by John J. Blanche, whisky merchant of Glasgow
1921
John J. Blanche & Co.
1927
Incorporated as J. J. Blanche & Co. Ltd.
1930
Company acquired by Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD) and licensed it to White Horse Distillers. Glen Elgin had been a key ingredient in the White Horse blend for a long time (1936 mentioned as well)
1964
Rebuilt when extended from two to six stills. Licensed to White Horse Distillers Ltd., Glasgow
1970
Stills became steamheated
1999
Owned by United Distillers & Vintners Ltd. (UDV)
2004
Owned by Diageo plc

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
for production from the Millbuies Loch, piped to the distillery, for cooling from an artificial lake at distillery
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
mainly for blending (White Horse)
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
Mill
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 6 made of Larch
  Washback Charge
  Yeast
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 3
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
3
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers wormtubs
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks bourbon, sherry, refill
  Warehouses
  Vatting and Bottling Location



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