Glen Spey Whisky Beinn A’Cheò 1986 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
Beinn A’Cheò “Hill of the Mist”
Single Malt Scotch Whisky straight from the cask at a Cask Strength of 53.4%.
From the Glen Spey Distillery distilled on 26th September 1986. Bottled on 23rd July 2010.
Cask No: 1981 Bottle no: 50 of only 240.
Location Speyside Region Rothes District
Water source Doonie Burn.
Glen Spey Whisky Distillery History.
James Stuart a local corn merchant with distilling interests in the Macallan distillery at Craigellachie established the Glen Spey distillery in 1885.
He appears to have built a distilling utility on to his oatmeal mill called Mills of Rothes. This developed to become the fully-fledged Glen Spey distillery.
The Glen Spey distillery was sold to W&A Gilbey Company Gin Distillers of London in 1887.
The first time a non-Scottish company had acquired ownership of a Scotch distillery. An indication to the extent to which whisky was becoming regarded as an important product.
In 1962 Gilbey merged with Justin & Brooks and United Vintners to form International Distillers & Vintners.
During the 1970 renovation another pair of stills added.
At some point in 1972 IDV was taken over by Grand Metropolitan.
Due to the mergers of the 1980-90’s the distillery eventually became part of the Diageo portfolio.