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The History Of Inchgower

People and places don't just shape a Single Malt Scotch Whisky's flavour. They change the course of its future. Get a taste of how the whisky you love today came to be, with this brief Inchgower timeline.

1824

1824

Inchgower starts life as Tochieneal, a distillery built near Cullen by local factor, Alexander Wilson.

1870

1870

Alexander Wilson’s nephew - confusingly called Uncle Sandy - builds a thriving business, but is forced to suspend operations when a doubling of the rent makes the small premises uneconomic to operate.

1871

1871

Uncle Sandy moves to the coast where the rent is lower, and Inchgower is born, as a model distillery.

 

1910

1910

Walter Wilson, Alexander's great, grand-nephew, takes over as managing director. 

1922

1922

The company celebrate their centenary on 12th July 1922. 

1930

1930

Around this time Alexander Wilson & Co Ltd goes into receivership and Inchgower is bought by Buckie Town Council for £1,000.

1936

1936

The council sell the distillery to Arthur Bell & Sons

1960

1960

Around this time capacity is doubled with the addition of two stills.