Clynelish  the sloped garden


News in January 2014: Diageo has announced a £30m expansion at its Clynelish. The distillery will see the installation of an additional mashtun, ten new washbacks and six new copper stills. It will effectively double the production capacity to nine million litres of alcohol per annum.

The distillery was established in 1819. Originally the distillery was built by the infamous Duke of Sutherland who started the terrible inhuman Highland Clearances (the unlawful and cruel expulsion of thousands of crofters from „their“  land in the 18th and 19th century). For the Duke sheep were more important than people.

In 1967 the present distillery was built just across the road of Brora Distillery. It produces today 4.200.000 litres of spirit per year. In 2006 Clynelish single malt joined the Classic Malt Selection.

Distillery Manager: Sarah Burgess (2010)

There is a small visitor centre.

Latest news in October 2014: Diageo stopped their plans of extension due to the slowdown in demand of Scotch whisky around the world in 2013.

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Owner: diageo plc