Glenallachie Whisky Distillery

TheGlenallachie Whisky Distillery & Story

Glenallachie whisky distillery is located in the heart of the Speyside whisky region of the Scottish Highlands. Situated 1.5 miles south of the village of Aberlour along a “C” road.

Built in 1967 this is a fairly modern working distillery without a visitor centre.

The Glenallachie whisky distillery house style is a Soft Fruity Whisky.

How the Glenallachie story began

Founded by Mackinlay & McPherson Ltd who were part of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries at the time for their Mackinlay blends.

The Glenallachie (glen-alla-key) distillery was designed by W Delme Evans. The architect also designed  Isle of Jura and Tullibardine distilleries. 

Invergordon purchase both the Glenallichie and Jura distilleries in 1985 only to be motthballed two years later.

New owners Campbell Distillers (Part of Pernod Richard) reopens the distillery in 1989. Adding a further two stills to the set up.

Mainly used in the distiller’s own blends, the principle blend is Clan Campbell. Untill recently there has only been a single distillery bottling. Chivas Brothers Glenallachie at cask strength avaiable through Chivas’ Distillery visitor centers.

This has been recently withdrawn. The distillery has released a no age statement Glenallachie Single Malt Whisky Distillery Edition for general release.

The Glenallachie Distillery

Founded in 1967 by Mackinlay & McPherson Ltd.

Location; Speyside region, Central district Aberlour.

Water source; Ben Rinnes Springs.

Glenallachie Whisky Distillery Equipment;

9.4 tonne stainless steel semi-lauter mash tun.

6 mild steel lined with stainless steel washbacks. Plus two washbacks from the now demolished Caperdonich.

2 pairs of pot stills. The wash stills have pinched waists the spirit stills are the conventional onion shape.


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Our Glenallachie malt whiskies

The Glenallachie Distillery is not open to the public