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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Glen Mhor Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Speyside distillery 1898-1983 Infomation

Glen Mhor Malt Whisky Distillery History

The two whisky entrepreneurs John Mackinlays and John Birnie founded Glen Mhor Distillery in 1892. The first whisky was distilled in December 1894

 

John Birnie & James McKinley formalised their partnership by becoming a private company in 1906.

 

The name Glen Mhor means "Great Glen" in Gaelic. In 1954 Glen Mhor became the first distillery to use Saladin Boxes to malt its Barley. These Maltings ceased operating in 1980.

 

In 1972 the Distillers Company Limited, who operated the distillery until 1983 when it was mothballed due to low profitability, bought the distillery.

 

Glen Mhor was dismantled in 1986 then demolished in 1988 to make way for a supermarket.

 

The history of Glen Mhor is closely linked to that of the nearby Glen Albyn distillery, also closed in 1983.

 

The third distillery in Inverness, Millburn, was closed in the 1980's as well

 

Glen Mhor bottlings are becoming increasingly rare and are much sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts

 

Glen Mhor Single Malt Scotch  Whisky Distillery Bottlings

 

No official Bottlings available

 

Glen Mhor Single Malt Scotch  Whisky Older Distillery Bottlings

 

Glen Mhor  22 year old 1979 Rare Malts Selection

Glen Mhor  28 year old 1976 Rare Malts Selection

 

Glen Mhor Single Malt Scotch Whisky 22 year old 1979

Rare Malts Selection Tasting Notes

 

Colour: Pale Gold

 

This Highland Single Malt Whisky starts intense and mustard hot with warm, spicy clove flavours, soon lost in a short warming finish that "creeps in from the outside”.

 

 

Glen Mhor Single Malt Scotch Whisky 28 year old 1976

Rare Malts Selection Tasting Notes

 

Colour: Green Gold

 

This Highland Malt Whisky is very complex, fresh tasting and zesty, with a tyipical lemon juice and white pepper flavour, sweetly drying to a soothing minty finish.

 

Glen Mhor Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Independent Bottlings  

 

Cadenhead’s,

Coopers Choice,

Duncan Taylor Collection

Gordon & MacPhail,

Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Private Cellar, (Scotts)

Rarest of the Rare (Duncan Taylor),

Signatory,

SMWS

Glen Mhor Distillery,

Telford Street Inverness

IV35LU

 

Now site of a supermarket.

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Glen Mhor Scotch Whisky

Distillery Style Tasting Notes

 

Nose:Sweet, vanilla, oaky.

 

Palate: Sweet, syrupy, oak, barley, vanilla, spice.

 

Finish: Long complex and sweet.

Founded in 1892 by John Mackinlay and John Birnie

Location Speyside Region Inverness District

Water source unknown

 

Distillery site now occupied by a supermarket

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