Glen Elgin

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Owner.. Diageo.
Founded.. 1898.
Region.. Speyside.
Capacity.. 2 700 000 litres.
Tel.. 01343 862100
Web.. http://www.malts.com
1898

Founded by William Simpson and James Carle right before the whisky boom bubble burst. The legendary distillery architect Charles Doig is behind the design
1900

Building, slowed by the crash, is finally completed and production begins.
1901

Sold to private buyers going by the name Glen Elgin-Glenlivet Distillery Co Ltd.
1902

The distillery opens. Then closes five months later.
1907

Glasgow whisky merchant John J. Blanche buys the distillery and begins a change of fortune for the distillery.
1930

Becomes part of Scottish Malt Distillers and an important blend in popular White Horse Whiskey.
1950

Distillery becomes powered by electricity rather than traditional water.
1964

The distillery’s production capacity is extended from two to six stills.
1977

Is now available as a Single Malt, Glen Elgin 12 year old. Exports to Italy and Japan.

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