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The History Of Glenkinchie

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 Glenkinchie timeline.

1825

1825

Farmers John and George Rate choose the site for their Milton distillery.

1837

1837

John & George Rate are recorded as license holders for the Glenkinchie Distillery, which is likely the same establishment under a new name.

1853

1853

The distillery is sold to a farmer who ends production and transforms it into a sawmill.

1880

1880

A consortium of brewers, blenders and wine merchants set up Glen Kinchie Distillery Co. and revive the distillery.

1914

1914

Glenkinchie and four other Lowland distilleries found what is to be a highly influential company, Scottish Malt Distillers.

1939

1939

Glenkinchie manages to stay in production throughout the war, unlike most of its contemporaries.

1968

1968

The traditional floor maltings are closed, as with many malt whisky distilleries at the time, and Glenkinchie transforms its old floor maltings into a distillation museum.