Location : Hillside, Montrose, Angus. Grampian Region.
Country : Scotch.
Type :  Highland Eastern Single Malt.
Distillery :  William Sanderson & Son Ltd. Distillers, South Queensferry, Scotland. 
Owner : DLC since 1954
Producer : United Distillers.
Founded : 1897 by Septimus Parsonage & Co.
Temporarily closed since 1985
Age :  12 Years Old
Vol :  40%
Water : Unknown
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Price (in Danish kr. 70cl. : ?,- )


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Words from Michael Jackson :
Although it is bottled under the distillery label, this Fresh, clean, lightly malty whisky can be hard to find
Component of the blended whisky VAT 69, bottled in South Queensferry near Edinburgh by William Sanderson. The Distillery is at the mouth of the South Esk River, at Montrose. It began its life as a flax mill and became a malt distillery in 1897. It was re-equipped to produce grain whisky around the Time of the Second World War, converted back to malt in the 1960's, and extended in the 1970s. It has been temporarily closed since 1985. Despite its chequered history, it has very much the look of a traditional malt distillery. Its adjoining Drum-type maltings are working.

House style Fresh, clean, dry. Aperitif.

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Glenesk Distillery, Highlands

Glenesk whisky distillery was located in the Eastern Highlands, and was founded in 1897. It was closed during the First World War, and reopened as a grain whisky distillery in 1938.

In 1964 its name was changed to ‘Hillside’ and it resumed operations as a malt distillery. The name reverted to Glenesk in 1980, but the distillery was closed down in 1985, lost its license in 1992, and was demolished in 1996.
Among its single malts, Glenesk also contributed a major part to the ‘VAT 69’ blend.


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