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Glen Elgin / White Horse - Scotch Whisky


GLEN ELGIN. (AKA : White Horse Glen Elgin)


Location : Glen Rothes. Longmorn, Elgin, Morayshire. Grampian Region. - Speyside (Lossie) - Situated on the A941, the main Elgin to Rothes road.
Region : Highland
Country : Scotland
Type : Single Highland Speyside Malt.
Distillery :  Glen Elgin Distellery,
Longmorn, Elgin, Marayshire IV30, 3SL.

Scottish Malt Distillers. ( White Horse Distillers, Glasgow, Scotland.)
Producer : United Distillers.
Manager : Ian Miller
Phone : 01343-860212
Fax : 01343-862077
Founded : Aprox 1900 by James Carle and W. Simpson. (Glen Elgin-Glenlivet Distillery Co.)
Somewhere between 1898-1900. (Some sources says 1898) Rebuild and extended in 1964.
Owner : United Distillers. (Diageo)
Producer :  White horse distillers, Glasgow, Scotland
Water : Glen Rothes.
Local springs near Milbuies loch.
Remark :

Glen Elgin :

Typical Speyside Malt. 
The malt is an important component of the White Horse blended whisky
They use ex-bourbon casks, the distillery have 4 wash stills and 3 spirit stills.

Other Remarks:
Words from Michael Jackson:
Where the RIVER LOSSIE approaches the malt whisky town of Elgin. there are no fewer than eight distilleries within a fear miles.
Glen Elgin is not the nearest to the town whose name it bears, but close enough.
There are some excellent whiskies in this stretch of country,: and the sweetish Glen Elgin is one of them. The distillery was founded in 1898-1900, and rebuilt and extended in 1964. The malt is an important component of the White Horse blended whisky. Glen Elgin has been available as a 13-year-old single
malt in an official bottling for some years. In 1991, a new official bottling was introduced, still at 13 years old, but with
no age statement on the label. The new bottling seems fractionally paler and slightly less smoky in the nose, with some dryish sherry notes.

House style Honey and tangerines. Restorative or after dinner.

From the Whisky pilot by Uniqum Systems :
Glen Elgin was designed by Charles Doig and was one of the last distilleries to be constructed before the large blending company Pattison Ltd. went bankrupt. A very compact distillery, due to a shortage of capital when it was built.
Built between 1898 and 1900 by a partnership of William Simpson, a former manager of Glenfarclas, and James Carle, the local agent for the North of Scotland Bank.
Production began on 1 May, 1900. Acquired by SMD in 1930. Extended from two to six stills when rebuilt in 1964.
The distiller's licence is held by White Horse Distillers Ltd. Now part of United Distillers plc.
Glen Elgin is an important constituent in the White Horse blend.
Situated on the A941, the main Elgin to Rothes road.
Water from a springs near Millbuies Loch.

Source www.bbr.com :


Glen Elgin Distillery, Speyside

Glen Elgin Distillery is situated 10 miles south of where the river Lossie exits to the sea and about 40 miles east of Inverness Founded in 1898, it was built and designed by the notable distillery architect Charles Doig of Elgin.

It was the last distillery to be built during the boom years of the 1890’s. Charles Doig, made an apocalyptic prediction, that this would be the last distillery built on Speyside for fifty years. Even this turned out to be conservative; it was actually 60 years before Tormore became the next. Work on the buildings began shortly before the 1898-99 collapse of Leith whisky blender, Pattisons, that famously drove a buoyant market for malt whisky into recession. Local legend has it that many of the workers went unpaid and that they only got their money when they threatened to demolish the chimney-stack.

Glen Elgin’s creators, William Simpson, a former manager of Glenfarclas, and James Carle, an agent for the North of Scotland Bank, saw their investment of £13,000 diminish to £4,000, when they were forced to sell it for a quarter of its cost within a year of its eventually beginning production in May, 1900. The distillery has had a string of owners before 1936, when it was taken over by the UDV through the Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. Despite all the difficulties during the post-war years, the distillery has been refurbished in 1964 and the number of stills has been tripled.

Much prized by blenders, Glen Elgin was for years a core component of the blended Scotch, White Horse. In the recent years it has been made available as a single malt. True to its Speyside provenance, its style is smooth, mellow and sweetly honeyed with a dash of tangerine fruitiness. Soft spring water comes from the area of Millbuies Loch to the south-east of the distillery.

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Glen Elgin