Glen Ord Distillery

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General
Pronunciation glen’ord Pronunciation
Translation
Region Highlands
Distiller John Dewar & Sons Ltd.
Owner United Distillers & Vintners (UDV) (Diageo plc)
Address Muir of Ord
Ross-shire
IV6 7UJ
Scotland
Telephone +44 (0)1463 - 87 20 04
+44 (0)1463 - 87 20 08 (Fax)
LatLong 57° 31’ 20.8” N   04° 28’ 26.3” W
Altitude 29 m
Grid Reference NH519507
Website www.discovering-distilleries.com
www.glenord.com
www.malts.com
E-mail
Open to public January - March : mo - fr 11:00 - 15:00
April - June : mo - fr 10:00 - 17:00
July - September : mo - fr 10:00 - 17:00, sa - su 12:00 - 16:00
October - December : mo - fr 11:00 - 15:00
Closed between Christmas and New Year
Last admission 1 hour before closing time
Admission chargedSource : Discovering Distilleries 2008 leaflet
Remarks

History
1838
Founded by the Ord Distillery Co. and licensed to Mr Maclennan. It is built on the site of an illicit still at Muir of Ord in Ross-shire
1847
Bankrupt, when continued under that style until 1923
1860-67
Thomas McGregor & Alexander McLennan proprietors
1870
Alexander McLennan bankrupt
....
Passed to Alexander McLennan’s widow who married Alexander McKezie of Beauly
1878-87
Proprietors Alexander McLennan’s widow who married Alexander McKezie of Beauly, when purchased by James Watson & Co., blenders of Dundee
1896
Incorporated as a limited company
1923
Failed, and distillery sold to John Dewar & Sons Ltd., Perth (1924 mentioned as well)
1925
Incorporated in the Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL)
1930
Transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD)
1961
Floor maltings converted to Saladin maltings and still operating
1966
Rebuilt, when extended from two to six stills
1968
Large drum-maltings built on adjacent site. Dark-grains plant. Licensed to Peter Dawson Ltd., Glasgow
1988
Visitor centre opened
1992
Licensed to John Dewar & Sons Ltd.
1993
The first year Glen Ord Whisky becomes available outside the local market
1999
Owned by United Distillers & Vintners Ltd. (UDV)
2004
Owned by Diageo plc

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
Loch nan Eun and Loch nam Bonnach (distillery and malting) via Allt Fionnaidh (White Burn) to distillery, for production piped from White Burn to ensure the quality, for cooling and malting from bassin near the distillery
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
20% single malt, rest blend (Dewar's, Johnnie Walker)
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
Mill
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun 1
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 8 made of Oregon Pine
  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
  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
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers
  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 mainly sherry, bourbon, refill
  Warehouses
  Vatting and Bottling Location



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