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Glenesk Scotch Whisky Distillery

Glenesk Distillery

Glenesk Distillery General Information
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Location Highland
Water source River North Esk
Status Closed

Glenesk Distillery History
1897 Distillery established by James Isles (Dundee wine merchant) on site of former flax mill and named ‘Highland Esk Distillery’
1899 Taken over by J.F Caille who renamed it North Esk Distillery
WWI Closed during WWI
1938 Taken over by Associated Scottish Distilleries and changed to produce grain whisky as ‘Montrose Distillery’
1954 Sold to Distiller Company Ltd (DCL)
1964 Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD) acquired and reverted to producing Malt Whisky under the name of ‘Hillside’
1968 Installation of a large drum maltings
1980 Name changed back to Glenesk
1985 Mothballed
1992 License cancelled

Glenesk Distillery Comments
Important contributor to Vat 69 blend (William Sanderson).

Glenesk Distillery Bottlings
Glenesk 12 Year Old (very rare distillery bottling – ‘Hillside’)
Glenesk 25 Year Old (Rare Malts series)

Glenesk Distillery Independent Bottlings

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