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Report - Glenglassaugh Whisky Distillery, Moray, October 2009

Gorecki

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Visited with Lost & Alir147.

The Distillery was established in 1875 by a local entrepreneur James Moir and his two nephews, Alexander and William Morrison.
James Moir had an expanding grocery business in the town of Portsoy and was wanting to establish a distillery that would produce a whisky of the highest quality to satisfy the growing demand from his customers.

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During the 20th century, Glenglassaugh Distillery has seen several periods of operation interspersed with silent mothballed periods.
In 1960 it was rebuilt and upgraded to double the production capacity and to yield lighter spirit.
However in 1986 when the whole whisky industry was reviewing operations the economics of running this relatively small and remote distillery persuaded the owners that they should stop production and the distillery has stayed silent since then.....

It restarted production in November 2008 after being acquired by Dutch investment group Scaent and following a complete refurbishment by the new owners.

The distillery was opened on 24th November 2008 by the First Minister for Scotland Alex Salmond MSP who praised the company for their commitment to using the traditional equipment and methods to once again make the unique whisky which is produced at Glenglassaugh.

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In May 2009 it closed again after being open for only 6 months for more major refurbishment.
I have no idea when it is to re-open again but for the moment it remains shut :/
Zimbob has some photos of it here from when he went just before the new takeover. Not much has changed really, just a polish of the copper :D
Thanks to Marie for for giving us a muchalll aboot!

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The old part first...

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Old graffiti :D

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On to the newer buildings...

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Inside it. Blurred :gay

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The stills :D

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Top of the tuns :D

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