Whisky Catalog by Alternative Whisky Academy
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Ben Nevis, Fort William (Lies at the foot of Scotland's highest mountain), Inverness-shire. Highland Region.
Situated two miles north of Fort William -on the A82.
|Region :||Highland - Inverness|
|Type :||Malt - Scotch Highland Western.|
|Founded :||1825 by "LONG JOHN" MacDonald.|
|Owner :||Nikka Company (Japan)|
|Producer :||Nikka Company (Japan)|
|Water :||Allt a' Mhuilinn (The Mill Burn), which flows from two small lochans, Coire Leis and Coire na' Ciste, situated at over 3,000 ft up Ben Nevis.|
Founded by "Long John" Macdonald in 1825. Owned by various Macdonalds until bought by Seager Evans in the 1920s. Taken over by Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Ltd. who installed a coffey still. Four pot stills. Sold by the Whitbread group to the Japanese company, Nikka, early in 1989.
It was built in 1825 by 'Long John' McDonald. In 1955, the distillery came under the ownership of Joseph W. Hobbs, also proprietor of Bruichladdich, Glenesk, Glenkinchie, Glenury Royal and Lochside. Hobbs installed a Coffey Still and Ben Nevis became the first distillery to produce both malt and grain whisky.
In 1981 the Long Johns extended the capacity of the stills, withdrew the Coffey still and devoted to the production of malt whisky, but they were forced to close down 2 years later, in 1984. In 1989 it was purchased by the Japanese group The Nikka Whisky Distilling Company which re-opened it in 1991.
The Japanese influence is significant. Just like Suntory and Nikka, Ben Nevis offers a selection of single malts (most notably a 10yo and a 26yo) as well as a range of blends, including the Dew of Ben Nevis and 'Glencoe' 8yo vatted malt. As a result, a large proportion of the output is used in blends. The single malts provide good, old-fashioned, West Highland whisky.