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Strathclyde Distillery Information
Current Owners Allied Distillers
Water source Loch Katrine
Grain whisky production using Coffey continuous stills
Strathclyde Distillery History 1927-
Strathclyde distillery was built in1927 by Seager Evans on the South bank of the river Clyde, Approximately 1 mile southeast of the city centre.
As with most of the large grain distilleries information is difficult to obtain.
Seager Evans was purchased by the American firm Shcenley Industries in 1956 and placed the distillery under the control of Long John Distilleries who managed Schenley’s Scottish whisky portfolio.
Kinclaith Distillery History within Strathclyde Distillery 1957-1975
Long John built the Kinclaith malt distillery within the Strathclyde plant n 1957. The distillery operated a pair of pot stills and produced a slightly smoky full-bodied Lowland Malt whisky. Most of the malt whisky produced went in to the Long John Blend. Kinclaith was the last malt distillery built in Glasgow.
During 1975 Long John acquired by the brewers Whitbread & Co who promptly closed the Kinclaith distillery and was dismantled in favour of developing the grain distillation. Installing new Coffey stills and neutral spirit stills to provide for gin and vodka.
This was similar to other malt distilleries within grain complexes. Such as:
Ben Wyvis (Malt) built within Invergordan. Glenflagler and Killyloch (Malt) built within Garheath and Ladyburn (Malt) built within Girvan, in these locations the malt plant was removed for grain expansion.
Strathclyde Current Owners are Allied Distillers
Strathclyde Distillery Bottlings
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Kinclaith Distillery Bottlings
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Kinclaith Distillery Independent Bottlings
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