|Distillery Opened||Capacity||Malting Floor||Washback Type||Number of Washbacks||Number of Wash Stills||Number of Spirit Stills|
|1837||2.5 million litres||Dismissed in 1968||Wooden||6||1||1|
The Glenkinchie distillery was founded in 1837 by Rate Brothers.
The Glenkinchie distillery is located in Lowlands near Edinburgh and for this reason the Glenkinchie whisky is called
“The Edinburgh Malt”
Moreover the Glenkinchie distillery for the production of its whisky uses the water which comes from Lammermuir Hills.
The Glenkinchie distillery has used its own malts until 1968 and today they bought it from Diageo and in 1969 the Glenkinchie distillery transformed the old floor maltings into a museum.
The Glenkinchie distillery has three dunnage warehouses and it uses bourbon and sherry caks for the production of its whisky.
In fact the result is a floral whisky with a fresh, creamy aromas.
The Glenkinchie distillery has created a visitor center and the Glenkinchie distillery offers several tours in order to the visitors could find the right one for them.
- 1825 A distillery know as Militon was founded by the Rate Brothers.
- 1837 The Rate Brothers are registred as licensees of a distillery named Glenkinchie.
- 1853 TheGlenkinchie distillery was sold to a farmer by the name of Crhistie who converts it to sawmill.
- 1881 The buildings were bought by a consortium from Edinburgh.
- 1890 Glenkinchie Distillery Company was founded and reconstruction began.
- 1914 Glenkinchie forms Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) with four other Lowland distillers.
- 1968/1969 Floor maltings was decommissioned and converted into a museum.
- 1998 A Distiller's Edition with Amontillado finish was launched.
- 2007 A 12 year old and a 20 year old cask strength were released.
- 2010 A cask strength exclusive for visitors centre, a 1992 single cask and 20 year old were released.
- 2016 A 24 year old and a distillery exclusive without age statement were released.
The Glenkinchie distillery is equipped witha 9 ton full lauter mash tun , six wooden washbacks and one pair of stills
The stills are very big, in fact the wash still is the biggest in scotland. Steeply descending lyne arms give very little reflux and condensation of the spirit vapours take place in a cast iron worm tub
The core range of Glenkinchie distillery consist of:
- 12 yo
- Distiller's edition
- Distillery exclusive
- 24 yo
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