Caperdonich distillery

Caperdonich distillery was a producer of Speyside single malt Scotch whisky that operated between 1898 and 1902, and then again between 1965 and 2002. Caperdonich whisky was a component of some blends of Chivas Regal.

Caperdonich Distillery
Region: Speyside
LocationRothes, Scotland
OwnerJ. & J. Grant (1898–1902)

Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd. (1965–1977)
Seagram (1977–2001)

Pernod Ricard (2001-)
Founded1898
StatusClosed/demolished
Water sourceCaperdonich Burn
No. of stills2 wash, 2 spirit
Demolished2010

History

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Caperdonich, originally known as "Glen Grant #2", was built in 1898 by the founders of the Glen Grant distillery, J. & J. Grant. Glen Grant #2 closed after four years, and was dormant until 1965, when it was rebuilt by Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd. By that time, British law prohibited simultaneously operating distilleries from using the same name, and Glen Grant #2 was reopened as "Caperdonich". In 1967, two steam-heated pot stills were added. Technological advances allowed the distillery to be run by only two people.

The distillery was sold to Seagram in 1977, and sold again to Pernod Ricard in 2001. One year after purchasing Caperdonich, Pernod Ricard closed the distillery. In autumn 2010 the distillery was demolished.[1] The copper stills and mash turn were sold and repurposed for use at the Falkirk distillery.[2]

References

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  1. ^ "Caperdonich". Whisky-News.com. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Whisky: First bottles of Falkirk Distillery single malt to go under the hammer". Scotsman. Retrieved 31 January 2024.
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