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 Glen Elgin timeline.
Founded by William Simpson and James Carle right before the whisky boom bubble burst. The legendary distillery architect Charles Doig is behind the design
Building, slowed by the crash, is finally completed and production begins.
Sold to private buyers going by the name Glen Elgin-Glenlivet Distillery Co Ltd.
The distillery opens. Then closes five months later.
Glasgow whisky merchant John J. Blanche buys the distillery and begins a change of fortune for the distillery.
Becomes part of Scottish Malt Distillers and an important blend in popular White Horse Whisky.
Distillery becomes powered by electricity rather than traditional water.
The distillery’s production capacity is extended from two to six stills.
Is now available as a Single Malt, Glen Elgin 12 year old. Exports to Italy and Japan.