Taken over by Distiller Company Ltd (DCL) and subsequently mothballed
Resurrected and renovated by licencees Low Robertson & Co (Edinburgh). Still doubled to four
Large malting facility built opposite the distillery
Ellen Distillery Comments
the distillery is now silent, the adjacent maltings
are still operational and supplying all Islay distilleries,
thanks to an official agreement signed to secure employment
for the islands workforce.
time owner, John Ramsay, was highly instrumental in
the development of the first Spirit Safe. He also
was the first to realise value of exporting to USA.