The History Of Glenkinchie
Farmers John and George Rate choose the site for their Milton distillery.
John & George Rate are recorded as license holders for the Glenkinchie Distillery, which is likely the same establishment under a new name.
The distillery is sold to a farmer who ends production and transforms it into a sawmill.
A consortium of brewers, blenders and wine merchants set up Glen Kinchie Distillery Co. and revive the distillery.
Glenkinchie and four other Lowland distilleries found what is to be a highly influential company, Scottish Malt Distillers.
Glenkinchie manages to stay in production throughout the war, unlike most of its contemporaries.
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.