|Number of Washbacks
|Number of Wash Stills
|Number of Spirit Stills
|4.5 million litres
|Dismissed in 1970
Longmorn Distillery is built in 1893 on the site of an old chapel, in Elgin. John Duff starts the construction of Longmorn Distillery together with two associates, Charles Shirres and George Thomson.
The Longmorn Distillery, like many others is founded at the end of the 19th century, during the whisky boom; this one however managed to survive.
Situated next to Benriach, Longmorn Distillery is keeping its production up since 1894.
In 1898, John Duff, crippled by debts, declares bankruptcy and Longomorn's shares are sold to James R. Grant.
In the early 1970's, Longmorn is merged with The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distillers and Hill Thomson & Co.
In 1972, Longmorn Distillery capacity is doubled; stills get from four to six and spirit stills are converted to steam firing. Two years later, two more stills are added.
In 1978 property changes: Seagrams takes over through The Chivas & Glenlivet Group.
Wash stills at Longmorn Distillery are converted to steam firing in 1994.
In 2001 Pernod Ricard buys Seagram Spirits & Wine together with Diageo and Pernod Ricard takes over the Chivas group.
In 2012 Longmorn Distillery is improved and production is expanded
- 1893 John Duff & Company start construction of Longmorn Distillery, together with Charles Shirres and George Thomson
- 1894 Longmorn Distillery starts production in December
- 1897 John Duff buys out the other partners at Longmorn
- 1898 John Duff builds another distillery next to Longmorn, called Benriach. That same year Duff declares bankruptcy and the share are sold to James R. Grant
- 1970 The distillery company is merged with The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distillers and Hill Thomson & Co. Malting floor is dismissed
- 1972 The number of stills is increased from four to six. Spirit stills are converted to steam firing
- 1974 Two more stills are added at Longmorn Distillery
- 1978 Seagrams takes over Longmorn Distillery through The Chivas & Glenlivet Group
- 1994 Wash stills are converted to steam firing
- 2001 Pernod Ricard buys Seagram Spirits & Wine together with Diageo and Pernod Ricard takes over the Chivas group.
- 2004 a 17yo cask strength is released
- 2012 Longmorn's production capacity is expanded
- 2015 The Distiller's Choice is released
Longmorn Distillery was completely expanded in 2012.
Longmorn Distillery is now equipped with a 8.5 ton Briggs full lauter mash tun, 10 stainless steel washbacks.
Currently there are 4 pairs of stills at Longmorn Distillery, all fitted with sub-coolers and the wash stills have external heat exchangers.
Total Capacity of Longmorn Distillery is up to 4.5 million litres.
Core Longmorn products consist of:
- Distiller's Choice
- 16 yo cask strength
Longmorn single malt is often considered as a hidden gem. Chivas Brothers, the owners, integrate Longmorn whisky in many of their blends, especially Chivas Regal 18yo and Royal Salute.