|Distillery Opened||Capacity||Malting Floor||Washback Type||Number of Washbacks||Number of Wash Stills||Number of Spirit Stills|
|1825||2 million litres||/||Stainless Steel/ Oregon Pine||8||2||2|
- 1825 The Ben Nevis distillery was founded by “Long” John McDonald.
- 1878 Demand is so great that another distillery, Nevis Distillery was built nearby.
- 1908 Both distilleries merge into one.
- 1941 D.P. McDonald & Sons sold the Ben Nevis distillery to Ben Nevis Distillery Ltd headed by Joseph W. Hobbs.
- 1955 Hobbs installs a Coffey still which made it possible to produce both grain and malt whisky.
- 1978 Production stopped.
- 1984 After restoration and reconstruction Ben Nevis distillery opened up again.
- 1986 The Ben Nevis distillery closed again.
- 1989 Whitbread sold the Ben Nevis distillery to Nikka Whisky Distilly Company Ltd.
- 1990 The Ben Nevis distillery opened up again.
- 1991 A visitor center was created.
- 1996 Ben Nevis 10 years old was launched.
- 2006 A 13 year old port finish was released.
- 2010 A 25 year old was released.
- 2011 McDonald’s Traditional Ben Nevis was released.
- 2014 Forgotten Bottling were introduced.
- 2015 A 40 Year old Blended at Birth single blend was released.
The Ben Nevis distillery is equipped with one lauter mash tun, six stainless steel washbacks and two made of Oregon pine and two pairs of stills.
The stills in Ben Nevis distillery haven't a reflux bowl, in fact they have a cone-shape with wide necks.
The core range of Ben Nevis distillery consist of:
- 10 yo
- MacDonald's Traditional Ben Nevis
- 40 yo "Blended at Birth"
- 12 yo single white port cask
- 15 yo sherry cask
- 21 yo
- 25 yo first fill sherry cask
Image source: official Ben Nevis web-site