57°39′44.61″N 2°57′51.3″W / 57.6623917°N 2.964250°W / 57.6623917; -2.964250

Inchgower distillery
Region: Speyside
Water sourceMenduff Hills springs
No. of stills2 wash stills
2 spirit stills
Capacity1,990,000 litres

Inchgower distillery is a whisky distillery producing a single malt of the same name located on the outskirts of Buckie, Moray, Scotland.[1]

History edit

The distillery was built in 1871[1] to replace Tochineal Distillery but liquidated in 1903.

Buckie Council purchased the concern in 1936 and ownership was transferred to Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd in 1938 and indeed to this very day the Bell's logo is used in the advertising of Inchgower. [2]

In 1985, Arthur Bell & Sons was taken over by Guinness, who were then merged with United Distillers and Vintners in 1987.[3]

In 1997, Guinness plc and Grand Metropolitan merged and formed Diageo.[4]

The distillations of Inchgower contribute to Bell's blended whisky.[1]

The Inchgower is classified as a Lower Speyside Malt[1] and takes its water from a burn rising in the Menduff Hills to the south of Buckie.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Inchgower distillery Speyside: Single Malt Scotch Whisky, ScotchWhisky.com (accessed 21 October 2022)
  2. ^ a b "Inchgower". www.whisky.com. Retrieved 7 October 2023.
  3. ^ MacLean, Charles (2012). Whiskypedia - An Introduction to Scotch Whisky. Birlinn.
  4. ^ Ipsen, Erik; Tribune, International Herald (13 May 1997). "$33 Billion Giant Guinness to Unite With Grand Met". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 7 October 2023.