Distillery is the most easterly distillery on Scotland.
It was founded by Thomas Simpson in 1797. There are some
evidence that a distillery was there already in 1785,
but 1797 has been the the official starting year. Glen
Garioch is located between Banff and Aberdeen in the
little town of Old Meldrum. The buildings are in grey
granite and looks more like and old school than a modern
distillery. The name Garioch comes from the beatiful
valley with the same name. They claim the the best
barley in Scotland grows in thís valley.
The Distillery was managed by a lot of different owners
during the 19th century which made no bigger changes to
the process or buildings. In 1908 Glen Garioch was
bought by the Glen Garioch Distillery Company which
produced VAT 69. In 1968 destilling stopped due to
shortage of water but in 1970 it started again with a
new watersupply and an increased amount of stills. It
was the first distillery who made the switch from butane
gas to nature gas which lowered the energycost with 25%.
Glen Garioch was
mothballed during 1995 to
l 1997 but is now fully
renovated and in full production.
of Glen Garioch
Glen Garioch 15 yo 43%
Glen Garioch 1978 18yo 59,4%
Glen Garioch 21yo 43%
Glen Garioch 1958 46 yo 43%
Glen Garioch Bicentary
37 yo 43%
Light an gentle.
Mild with a taste of
heather and honey. Creamy, rich and slightly
Glen Garioch watersource:
Percock Hill. They stopped malting their own barley in
the eighties. Nowadays they source it from large malting
facilities in Inverness.
Mashtun for four tons and seven washbacks sized 21.000
litres each and made of stainless steel.
They have three still one washstill
and two spritstills. They are all onionshaped and heated
with internal steamcoils.
They use primaraly bouboun hogsheads
for maturing.The production capacity is around 2 millon
litres per annum.
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